Recorders’ Conference 2020

Thank you to all attendees, speakers, recorders, societies, and everyone involved with organising the conference, for contributing to a wonderful day.

Our 2020 Recorders’ Conference was a resounding success, with the highest number of attendees in recent years and guests traveling from far and wide.

“The day was very well organised, I wouldn’t change a thing.”

– H. P.

“The balance between talks and informal gatherings (breaks and lunch) was just right.”

– M. C.

“All together, a nature wonderland.”

– H. L.

In addition to this very encouraging feedback, recorders have requested talks on hoverflies, molluscs, and beetles for next year. If these are your areas of expertise and you’re interested in speaking at our 2021 conference, please contact Stuart.

Download or View Presentations

Below are some of the presentations (PDF) from the day.

‘Recording Recovery – biological recording for a Wilder Future’,  Steve Garland, Chair of The Wildlife Trusts England Committee

Plantlife’s LOST Legacy,  April Windle, LOST Officer, Plantlife

Cumbria Dragonfly Atlas. David Clarke, British Dragonfly Society & Moustafa Eweda, CBDC

Pink-Footed Geese. Frank Mawby, Carlisle Natural History Society

Recording the county’s flora since 2000. Mike Porter, Cumbria Botany

Recording Days 2019 Review. Stuart Colgate, CBDC

Additional Links and Recording Group Info

Groups

Carlisle Natural History Society programme
See 2020 programme (via CNHS website)

Cumbria Botany group
See 2020 programme (via Cumbria Botany website)

Cumbria Lichen Group

–  via Cumbria Lichen Facebook page

Cumbria Bryology Group

via Cumbria Bryology Facebook page

Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group
Visit website

Please contact us if you’re interested in working with CBDC.

We want to support local groups to help meet COP26 Goals. During the Conference, The Lake District Foundation will support up to 20 projects with a grant of up to £500 to help tackle the climate crisis we are facing. Applications open 9am 31st Oct 2021

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#KMF2021 We Are Ready!

The sun has come out as the final pieces of the festival jigsaw are put into place.

What an absolutely stunning backdrop. We think this year is going to be an absolute blast.

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At Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend? Help us record the wildlife... visit CBDC website to see how. https://t.co/WWhAxrZGfk or Visit us at F05 on Saturday to get involved. @cumbriawildlife @KeswickFestival https://t.co/GQC2A5N0En CumbriaBDC photo
@SocketedAxes @TullieHouse The Tullie Secret Garden has a juvenile or two "stranded" every year. It's parent will visit it and it will be OK. They are very noisy and the call is very poignant so it will tug at your heart strings!