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.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 6:59pm
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:56pm
Following the closure of Tullie House tomorrow CBDC will continue to operate by staff working from home and via email. All face to face meetings and training courses have been cancelled up to end of April. Keep safe and well.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
3. This decision was not taken lightly & was done in conjunction with partners & stakeholders. With the health of our community uppermost in our minds we feel closing is the safest option. We look forward to reopening with our programme of exhibitions & events as soon as possible
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
2. On Wednesday 18th March all galleries will be closed. From Thursday 19th March the entire building and grounds will be closed to the public. Decisions about eventual reopening will be made in accordance with the latest government guidance.