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.


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Hoverfly Identification

Saturday 11th August, 1pm-4:30pm, Portlethen Moss, Portlethen. Would you like to be able to identify hoverflies? This FREE event will help you to identify many of these important pollinating species at Portlethen Moss, Aberdeenshire. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To book a FREE place click e-mail link below.


email: geoffrey.wilkinson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Bioblitz at Drum Castle

Friday 20th July 2018. This FREE event is being organised by National Trust for Scotland and NESBReC will be participating. The idea of the event is to promote biodiversity and to gather as many records of different species for Drum (including the woods there) as possible. There are also various walks, talks and activities for all ages planned.

Grasses, Sedges, Rushes & Ferns

Thursday 19th July, 12:30pm-4pm, Scotstown Moor, Aberdeen. Would you like to know how to identify some of our local grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns? This FREE event will help you to identify species by looking closely at their different features. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Any children must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs, thank you. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To book a FREE place click e-mail link.


email: glenn.roberts@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Swift Talk and Walk

June and July 2018, Brander Library, Huntly. A short talk followed by a stroll around Huntly town centre learning all about and watching our incredible Swift population! This event is free but donations towards our Swift conservation efforts are welcomed.


email: huntlyswiftgroup@gmail.com

BSBI Field Meeting

Saturday 28th July, 10:30am, St Cyrus NNR. Especially for participants (past and present) of the workshops and for anyone else interested in improving their skills and confdence in identifying wild flowers in the feld. No charge for the day, but booking essential.


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email: faithanstey@gmail.com

BSBI Field Meeting

Saturday 4th August, 10:30am, Ballinluig. Especially for participants (past and present) of the workshops and for anyone else interested in improving their skills and confdence in identifying wild flowers in the feld. No charge for the day, but booking essential.


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email: faithanstey@gmail.com

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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Bumblebee Identification Courses

Bumblebee Conservation Trust is organising a number of beginners and intermediate level bumblebee identification training courses in Scotland. See website for more details and dates.


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Bursaries

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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