Get an overview of the British spider fauna.
Learn about their biology, ecology, behaviour, identification and field recording techniques.
Indoor and field based course.
This free course is funded by Wales Biodiversity Partnership and is in association with Cofnod.
To book contact Ben Mullen at BIS.
Lots of interesting talks and wildlife/conservation events to attend. Covering subjects as diverse as Greenland Geology, Moths, Drystone Walling and natural crafts.
Two different surveys you might like to have a go at:
FIT Count: A simple systematic survey to engage a wider range of volunteers, collecting data on abundance and flower visitation of pollinators to target flower species from a specified list.
1km square surveys: A systematic survey of pollinators and floral resources with a core set of 75 monitoring sites (randomly allocated 1km squares), stratified on cropped and non-cropped land across England, Wales and Scotland.
For details on how to get involved, please visit the CEH website.
Wendy Mcarthy (Caernarfonshire BSBI VC plant recorder) has received her tickets for a recording trip to Ynys Enlli. Wendy successfully applied for a Cofnod Grant for Biological Recording for these tickets.
This grant fund is still open, so please visit our website if you have a biological recording need in North Wales.
Welsh wildlife news on seals, climate etc...
Today Henry Cook, Anglesey Fens Living Landscape Officer, was presented with two trail cameras and identification guides for use on this exciting project.
It's great to see this Cofnod Grant for Biological Recorders' being put to good use, and it'll be interesting to see what species are discovered during the project.
Click here to download an editable grant application form.
Enfys Ecology are looking for an experienced ecologist to work on bats.
Closing date 4th February 2019.
Location: Mold, North Wales.
Visit the website for more details about this week of events.
Also click on the attachment for ideas on how to get involved.
This is advance warning that this year's North Wales Wildlife Trust Bird Race will be on Saturday May 11th 2019. Please mark your diary, and join in on the day - after all, why would you want to do anything else?
This will be the 7th year of the Race. Over 50 participants have taken part so far, ranging from bird beginners and babes in arms to some of the top ornithologists in the region. So far, close to 150 species have been recorded on the race across the diverse habitats of NWWT reserves. These include Roseate Tern, Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail, Arctic Skua, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Ring Ouzel, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Osprey, Black Guillemot and Wood Warbler to name just a few.
Please find the first issue of the Wales Biodiversity Partnerships Invasive Non-native Species Group newsletter attached. Here you’ll find latest news, hot topics, legislation and policy updates, partner projects and events relating to INNS in Wales.
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Feedback and future newsletter item suggestions are welcomed.
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