South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre are holding open fora in February. These annual events are open to anyone with an interest in biological recording, and are aimed at recorders of all levels, from experienced professionals to complete beginners. They provide a great opportunity for networking with other recorders and catching up on projects in the South Wales area.
Gwent Recorders’ Forum
Saturday 4th February 2012
Venue: Greenmeadow Community Farm, Cwmbran
Time: 10am – 4pm
Booking deadline: Monday 23rd January 2012
Presentations will include ‘The Cave Spider Hunt’ by Julian Carter (National Museum Wales), ‘Rust Fungi’ by Paul Smith, ‘Freshwater Pearl Mussel Ecology’ by Dr Gethin Thomas (Swansea University), and ‘Biological Recording: An Academic’s Perspective’ by Dr Neil Price (Swansea University), amongst others.
Glamorgan Recorders’ Forum
Saturday 18th February 2012
Venue: Swansea University
Time: 10am – 4pm
Booking deadline: Monday 6th February 2012
Presentations will include ‘Biological Reording: an Academic’s Perspective’ by Dr Neil Price and Dr Dan Foreman (Swansea University), ‘Subterranean Aquatic Ecology of Vale of Glamorgan’ by Gareth Farr (Environment Agency), ‘Bats and Bikes Project’ by Richard Dodd, ‘Recording at Oxwich’ by Ffion Davies and ‘The next fifty years for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ by Rob Parry (WTSWW).
There will also be an optional guided tour of nearby Singleton Botanical Gardens the afternoon. Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.
Both events are free and include a complimentary lunch, but booking is essential. These events are open to anyone with an interest in recording wildlife; feel free to pass on details to anyone who might like to attend.
To book a place contact SEWBReC via email email@example.com or telephone 029 20 641110.
Programmes and full details of the events are available on SEWBReC’s website.
Download the poster: Gwent & Glamorgan RF Poster 2012 (pdf file)