Established in 2011 the Recorders Conference has become an Annual Event welcoming speakers and recorders from Cumbria and beyond.
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. The conference offers a chance to meet others interested in exploring nature, share discoveries and learn more about the species which make their home in Lakeland.
Cumbria Recorders' Conference
29 February 2020, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
This year our keynote speaker is Steve Garland, Entomologist and Chair of The Wildlife Trusts England Committee who will be talking about 'Recording Recovery - Biological Recording for a Wilder Future"
Presentations include:Get Cumbria Buzzing; Interesting Cumbrian Fungi; Plantlife's LOST Legacy; and reports from local recorders.
There will be a practical demonstration of photographing small invertebrates in the field using a digital microscope.
Online: Eventbrite (no booking fee), email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01228 618717.
Call for posters
If you have been working on a "project" we would like to know about it.
Whether the project is large or small, just starting or finished... why not create a poster for the Conference? CBDC can help with printing and design. Contact Stuart or Deb.
Recorders' Conference 2018
This year recorders watched the first camera footage of a Pine Marten in Cumbria and learned more about their hitch hiking behavior from Kevin O'Hara Project Officer Vincent Wildlife Trust. Delegates also heard about:
- Rural and wildlife crime
- Moth recording without a trap
- Slow-worm Project Update
- Recording Geological Sites
- LOST - Looking out for Small Things
Recorders' Conference 2017
Recorders joined our Annual Conference to hear talks that included:
- National Biodiversity Network Changes and the impact on the future of CBDC
- Slow worms
- House mouse project
- Stories from the Wildlife Register CBDC Recording Day highlights
Recorders' Conference 2016
89 recorders joined our Annual conference to hear about:
- Hydroscape - a study of British Freshwaters – Dr Alan Law
- UK Dung Beetle Mapping Project – Ceri Watkins
Local recording updates included:
- Cumbria Fungi Group – Paul Nichol
- House mouse project
- Swifts in the Community – Bryan Yorke
- Bats in Trees – Rich Flight
- Mapping Cumbria’s Dragonflies – David Clarke
- Ecosystem Canaries – Peter Woodhead
- Trail Cameras and Recording Technology – John Martin
Recorders' Conference 2015
- Launch of the Cumbria Bird Atlas – Stephen Westerberg, Cumbria Bird Club
- Movements of Wintering Gees and Swans on the Solway – Frank Mawby
- Finding and Monitoring Dormice in Cumbria – Tony Marshall
- Lost and Found Fungi Project – Brian Douglas, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
- Alien vs Predator – the Harlequin ladybird in Britain, Richard Comont
- Cumbria Geoconservation Group and the Local Geological Sites
Recorders' Conference 2014
- What would Darwin Tweet? – Richard Burkmar
- Polecats and Pine Martins – Elizabeth Croose, Vincent Wildlife Trust
- CBDC Habitat Connectivity Projects – Moustafa Eweda
- Recording Cumbria’s bats – Rich Flight
- Lichens of Cumbria – Allan Pentecost
- What’s at Witherslack – Jim Thomas