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.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 1:20pm
Really Nice Rust! https://t.co/FAWFSr6a7Q
CumbriaBDC photo
Bryan Yorke @BryanYorke
Today on Holme Stints (Hutton Roof) and now for a special RUST that affects JUNIPER which is called
"Gymnosporangium clavariiforme" https://t.co/UU8U1fH9Fj
Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 12:55pm
So we can confirm we have an EGG!!!👏
It was laid yesterday day afternoon when we noticed the female was sitting tight. In the evening the male brought in a fish and the pair changed over! Two more should be laid in the next few days. https://t.co/3GHTGbuyYu
CumbriaBDC photo