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Events Calendar


This page shows events that may be of interest to volunteers in our area. Some events may provide opportunities to develop your wildlife survey or identification skills or provide networking opportunities. Events are categorised as follows: E - Excursion; T - Training event; S - Survey; C - Conference; L = Lecture or talk; O - Other events.

The calendar is not exhaustive and we would like to encourage you to send us details of relevant events to keep it up to date. Note that TWIC cannot be responsible for the content of external websites.



Key

Date

Location

Organiser

Topic

More Information

2018

April

L

Thurs 5

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Edinburgh International Science Festival Lecture: Food for the future demands radical agriculture: the C4 rice challenge

Talk by Prof Jane Langdale FRS, Oxford University. More info: BSS website.

T

Mon 9

Vogrie Country Park (Midlothian)

TWIC

An Introduction to Spider ID Workshop

FREE. For more info and to book visit Eventbrite.

L

Wed 11

The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Natural History Society

Members' Night - show and tell

More info: ENHS website.

T

Sat 14

RBGE (Edinburgh)

BSBI

Scottish Recording Conferences

More info on BSBI website.

L

Wed 18

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Ashley Buchan (University of Edinburgh): Response of beetles to Peatland Restoration

Talk. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

C

Sat 28

Sauchie Hall, Alloa (Clackmannanshire)

TWIC

TWIC Spring Conference

FREE. For more info visit the conferences page of our website.

May

S

Thurs 3

Bonaly Country Park (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Breeding bird survey

FREE. Times: 6:30 - 8:30 am. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

S

Mon 7

Bonaly Country Park (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Green Hairstreak Butterfly Survey

FREE. Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

S

Mon 14

Flotterstone (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Green Hairstreak Butterfly Survey

FREE. Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

O

Wed 16

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

AGM, ISI reports & update on conservation strategy.

More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

L

Thurs 17

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Prof Yadwinder Malhi FRS, Oxford University: Variations in the productivity and structure of tropical forests around the world

Talk followed by AGM. More info: BSS website.

T

Sat 19

RBGE (Edinburgh)

BSBI

Botanical recording workshop

More info on BSBI website

June

T

Sat 9

Bridgend Farmhouse, 41 Old Dalkeith Road (Edinburgh)

Cameron Diekonigin

Beginners Rust Fungi ID workshop

Cost £9/£5 (pre-payment necessary). For more info please email Cameron Diekonigin.

O

Sat 9

Glen Finglas (Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park)

Woodland Trust

Glen Finglas Wildflower Walk

Over 16s. Cost £5. More info on Woodland Trust website

E

Fri 8 - Sun 10

Haddington (East Lothian)

BSBI

Plant recording for Atlas 2020

More info on BSBI website.

S

Wed 20

Threipmuir (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly Survey

FREE, Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

S

Tues 26

Threipmuir (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly Survey

FREE, Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

E

Sat 30

Doune (Stirling)

BSBI

Plant recording for Atlas 2010

More info on BSBI website

July

E

Sun 1

Stob a' Choin (Loch Lomond & Trossachs NP)

BSBI

Alpine field meeting

More info on BSBI website

S

Tues 17

Carlops village (Scottish Borders)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Northern Brown Argus Butterfly survey

FREE, Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

E

Thurs 19 - Sat 21

Kelso (Scottish Borders)

BSBI

Plant recording for Atlas 2020

More info on BSBI website.

S

Fri 20

Hillend Country Park (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Wildflower Meadow Survey

FREE, Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

August

S

Fri 17

Bavelaw Marsh SSSI (Edinburgh)

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Wildflower Meadow Survey

FREE, Time: 13:30-15:30. For more info and to book email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk.

E

Fri 17 - Sun 19

Drymen (Stirling)

BSBI

Plant recording for Atlas 2020

More info on BSBI website

September

E

Sun 9 - Thurs 13

St Abbs (Scottish Borders)

The British Phycological Society

Seaweed Field Meeting

Experts and beginners welcome. For more info please email Martin Wilkinson.

October

C

Sat 6

Battleby, Perth

Butterfly Conservation

Members' Day & BC's 50th Birthday

More info on BC's website.

November

C

Sat 3

TBC

BSBI

BSBI/BSS Scottish Annual Meeting

More info on BSBI website



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