A virtual festival of farming, food and nature.
4 days (20-23/07/2020) of activities , ideas and discussions focused on farming and land management, sustainable food systems, restoring wildlife and working together towards a greener future for Wales.
Reserves Officer – Amphibians & Access
Full Time – 37.5 hours
Employed by Wild Ground, based in Wrexham.
Closing date: Tuesday 4th August at Midday.
Our monthly quiz contains lots of interesting questions about wildlife. Click on the links below to select this month’s quiz or any of the previous month’s quizzes.
Test your knowledge and post your score on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #cofnodquiz
All too often the hard work and dedication of wildlife recorders is not publicly recognised. To help put this right the annual NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording celebrate the individuals and groups of people that are making outstanding contributions to wildlife recording and improving our understanding of the natural world in the UK.
So, help the NBN find this year's winners and nominate someone you know for one of our Awards.
There are five categories:
NBN Award for Wildlife Recording - Terrestrial (open to individuals 21 years +)
NBN Award for Wildlife Recording - Marine (open to individuals 21 years +)
NBN Group Award (no age restrictions)
NBN Young Person’s Award (open to individuals aged 11-20)
NBN Newcomer Award (open to individuals 21 years +)
Nominating someone is simple, just fill in the short online form explaining how your nominee is making an exceptional contribution to wildlife recording in the UK and that's it. You can even nominate yourself!
Nominations close on 26 July, so please don’t leave it too late.
Some really interesting video clips on Peatland ecology and species. Well worth viewing.
Latest wildlife news from across Wales.
Two excellent YouTube Channels covering wildlife in North Wales.
An incredible 277 people participated in the Garden BioBlitz across Wales on the 30th May 2020. All together we managed to generate 6243 records representing 1430 different species! Impressive stats, particularly as we were largely recording in our own gardens, rather than pristine nature reserves.
In the Cofnod area alone 69 recorders took part, finding 631 species and making 1383 records. Over 35% of Cofnod records were invertebrates, 33% were plants and 27% were birds. The top five most recorded species in the Cofnod area were all birds: Blackbird, Jackdaw, Blue tit, House sparrow and Wood Pigeon. Records are still coming in via the Cofnod ORS, so it’s not too late to submit your records.
It was great fun being part of this all-Wales event, working together with our sister LERCs (SEWBReC, BIS and WWBIC) and the Wales Biodiversity Partnership.
It just goes to show what treasures we can find living close to home!
Henry Cook, NWWT Project Officer, will take us on a wildlife virtual tour including great crested newts, bee orchids and grizzled skipper butterflies. Booking essential.
E-mail Mark Sheridan to book your place.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG