Submitted by AJ Cann on Tue, 09/01/2018 - 08:11

    Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

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    Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Recording Conference 2018
    This year's recorders conference will be held on Sunday 25th February 2018, 10am-4pm, at the Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire. The aim of the day is to bring together people and groups involved in wildlife recording and monitoring in Leicestershire and Rutland to learn about key initiatives and projects and to share experiences and best practice. The programme allows for tea and lunch breaks so that those attending have plenty of time to view the various stands and talk to others. Lunch is not provided, so please bring your own. There is plenty of free parking. This event is ideal for someone looking to work in nature conservation or someone who wishes to learn how they can more involved in biological recording. The event is FREE, but those wishing to attend need to book a place. Contact Nathalie at the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust either by email: ncossa@lrwt.org.uk or telephone 0116 248 7362. Read the full program for the day.

    Also, the Field Studies Council is launching a new project, BioLinks, that will support existing and new natural historians who volunteer their time to provide biological records to the UKs recording network. This five-year project will provide structured taxonomic training for underrepresented species, especially those that are difficult to identify. Focal species groups will include beetles, snails, true flies, ants and wasps. Keep up with the latest developments and news from BioLinks by signing up here: http://www.tombio.uk/biolinks-signup