News and Events

BRISC AGM and Conference

The BRISC Annual Conference and AGM will be held on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow. The title of the conference is Recording Urban Wildlife. Booking essential by 6th October.

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Scottish Members’ Day 50th Anniversary 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018, 9.45am-4.45pm, Conference Centre, Battleby. A day of fascinating butterfly and moth talks and presentations as well as lunchtime stalls and activities to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. An informal chance for Butterfly Conservation members to meet like-minded enthusiasts, learn more about butterflies and moths and find out what is being done to help them. Ticket Price: £15. Book via website.

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Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) Scottish Botanists' Conference

Saturday 3rd November, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

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Forth Naturalist & Historian Annual Conference: The Ochils - A Special Place

Saturday 10th November, 9am - 5pm. Stirling University. This year, FNH is linking with the Friends of the Ochils in presenting a conference in celebration not only of the Ochil Hills but also the Friends of the Ochils on their 25th anniversary of the founding of the charity. Booking form on website.

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TWIC (Wildlife Information Centre) Autumn Conference

Saturday 10th November at Melrose Corn Exchange. Details and booking on website.

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NBN Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November at the Albert Hall, Nottingham. The theme of this year’s NBN Conference is "The NBN in a changing climate". Over the course of the two days we will be covering topics such as data from citizen science, data for delivering environmental planning, tools for online resources, “life” in changing environments, using species and habitat data to prioritise biodiversity action, improving biodiversity on farms and much more!

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Grampian Fungus Group Events

The Grampian Fungus Group is holding events through September and October. Click “Read more...” for full details.

Can you help to count pollinators?

The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme has been set up to gather evidence to inform research and conservation of the insects that provide such an important service. You can help by carrying out a FIT Count (Flower-Insect Timed Count). Click Read more for details.

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The Malloch Society is offering two bursaries towards attending a training course in the natural history of true flies during 2018.

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The National Plant Monitoring Scheme

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is looking for volunteers to adopt a one km square in your area that you can visit twice a year. The scheme is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and will help us gain a greater understanding of plant communities in Scotland.

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