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.
Date: Friday 22nd March 2019.
Time: 10am - 1pm.
Meeting place: Canolfan Gymdeithasol Llanengan Community Centre (opposite Church), Llanengan, Pwllheli, LL53 7LL.
The workshop will involve an indoor presentation on oil beetle ecology and identification (lasting around 1 hour), followed by a walk along the Wales Coast Path in search of oil beetles. Suitable footwear and clothing is needed as we will be outdoors. Attendees may also wish to bring lunch.
To book contact Liam Olds.
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.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG