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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

2017

November

T

Sat 4

Blackness Boat Club (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Introduction to Bird ID 3: Winter Water Birds

More info and to book IFLI website.

C

Sat 11

Stirling University (Stirling)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

The Inner Forth: New Connections for nature, history and people

Forth Naturalist and Historian 40th Annual Conference. More info and to book FNH website.

T

Sat 11

Ben A’an, near Brig o’Turk (Stirling)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Bryophytes in the Trossachs: Introduction and identification

Led by Gordon Rothero. More info and to book email scotland@plantlife.org.uk or phone 01786 478509.

L

Wed 15

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Garth Foster (Aquatic Coleoptera Conservation Trust): Water beetles and other things

Talk. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

C

Sat 25

Stow Town Hall (Scottish Borders)

TWIC

Autumn Conference & AGM: In Pursuit of Wildlife

Free, booking essential. More information on the conferences page of the TWIC website.

T

Sat 25

Holyrood Park (Edinburgh)

Butterfly Conservation

Habitat management (extreme gorse cutting)

10am - 3pm. Contact Anthony McCluskey for more information.

L

Thurs 30

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Dr Richard Milne, Edinburgh University: The secret world of rhododendrons

Talk. More info: BSS website.

December

L

Wed 20

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Peter Alexander (University of Edinburgh): Could consumption of insects reduce global agricultural land use?

Talk. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

L

Thurs 21

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Dan Watson, NTS: Wildlife from a wild place – The flora and fauna of Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Talk. More info: BSS website.

2018

January

L

Wed 17

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Vladimir Blagoderov (National Museum of Scotland): How time flies for flies? Geological history of Diptera

Talk. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

L

Thurs 18

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Dr Isla Myers-Smith, Edinburgh University: The greening of the Arctic

Talk. More info: BSS website.

February

L

Wed 21

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Katrina Dainton (Forest Research): Discussing three Scottish forestry pests

Talk. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

L

Thurs 22

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin, Stirling University: Buzz pollination

Talk. More info: BSS website.

March

L

Wed 21

King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Geoff Hancock (University of Glasgow): Malloch and Cuthbertson - two Glasgow naturalists who made a global impact in Dipterology

Talk. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club website.

L

Thurs 22

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

BSS/RBGE

Dr Sarah Gurr, Exeter University: Global Food Security: food, famine and fungi

Talk. More info: BSS website.

T

Fri 30

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands, Alloa (Clacks)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Amphibian Survey Training

19:30 – 21:30. More info and to book IFLI website.

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.

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.

May

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.



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