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Keeled Skimmer

Keeled Skimmer

Dragonflies are among the many species which frequent Cumbrian wetlands. © DC

Cumbria Wildlife Recorders' Conference

Cumbria Wildlife Recorders' Conference

The conference showcases some of the recording and monitoring work going on in the county and the diversity of our species and habitats.

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

The annual autumnal event is a chance for recorders to catch up with old friends and make new contacts.

Salmon with Grey Heron

Salmon with Grey Heron

The 2013 conference will have a wetland theme; from the mudflats of Morecambe Bay and Solway Firth to the tarns and becks of the Lake District.

Tullie House

Tullie House

The free event is at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle on the third Saturday in October each year.



 

We celebrate our birthday each year on the third Saturday of October with a free day of recording and monitoring talks in the lecture theatre at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle. We aim for a range of speakers and posters on a wide variety of topics - focused on a particular species, group or habitat; results of recording and monitoring projects; and ideas, techniques and resources to help you get involved.

2013 Conference

Wetlands 2013

This year's conference on the 19th October will have a broad wetland theme, tieing in with the current Tullie House exhibition on the Solway Wetlands and celebrating the wonderful variety of species that make the most of our damp Cumbrian climate. Speakers this year include David Clarke on monitoring white faced darters; Ian Wallace on the Freshwater Biological Association and caddis flies; and Jeremy Roberts will be speaking about monitoring rare plants in the upland mires. These are just a few of the interesting talks we have lined up for us: please see the programme for full details.

Please let Gary 01228 618717 recordingofficer@cbdc.org.uk know if you are planning to bring along displays or posters or have a spot for up to five minutes in the Open Mike.

As in previous years although free of charge, booking is essential with the Tullie House Box Office as places are limited. Please call the Tullie House box office (open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm) on 01228 618700 or go to the Museum reception during opening hours.

Alternatively, please email recordingofficer@cbdc.org.uk to book your place.

2013 Programme

Previous Conferences

2012 Programme

2011 Programme