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.

Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 7:51am
I am very happy to let you know that my book
'The Fresh and the Salt. The Story of the Solway'
will be published by the wonderful @BirlinnBooks in early September.
And thank you, @MarkCocker2 & @david_gange, for your very kind words.
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Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 6:58am
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Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 6:07am
Young mudshrimps Corophium are growing & moulting right now; a friend once described the piles of cast exoskeletons as 'like snow-drifts' along the shore. Not quite such dramatic nos. here but I was thrilled to find them - the long antennae are clearly seen https://t.co/Fmtf33Duf9 CumbriaBDC photo
Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 5:41am
Two Fabulous Pollinators for Cumbria Recording the Buzz Project. Chrysolina oricalcia (l) & Chrysolina polita (r). Both GB red listed. @CumbriaBDC @TullieHouse @cumbriawildlife @_NFBR @insectweek https://t.co/odpGfan8eW CumbriaBDC photo