Autumn 2019

Saturday 28th September 2019

10am - 4pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Oracle 510, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA

We organise recorders' conferences twice a year as a chance for the biological recording community to come together and share updates and information on what they are doing. Anyone who is interested in wildlife recording and conservation is welcome to attend.

The conference will also include an update from the Berkshire Local Nature Partnership (LNP) and their AGM.


Tickets are £10 for students or volunteer recorders and £18 for professionals. This includes lunch and refreshments. Advance booking is required and the final date for bookings or refunds is Friday 20th September. 

Bookings now closed

Poster (PDF)


Programme (PDF)

Speed Updates (PDF)

Workshops (PDF)

You can download the presentations here.

Main speakers:

  • Simon Mortimer, University of reading
    " Surveying hedgerow condition from the ground and sky "

  • Ed Peveler and Wendy Morrison, Chilterns AONB
    " Beacons of the Past – Citizen Science and LiDAR shedding light on the Chilterns Landscape "


There will be a choice of workshops on the day

  • Identifying site features suitable for invertebrates with Julie Kerans and Yolanda Vazquez, TVERC

  • How TVERC use your data with Ellen Lee and Robbie Still, TVERC

  • What's about walk with Brian Clews, BCS & WildGuides

  • Badgers Detectives! A workshop on identifying, recording and protecting badgers in Berkshire and Oxfordshire with Barbara Witkowski & Julia Hammett Oxfordshire Badger Group and Karen McCoy & Andy McCoy, Binfield Badger Group

When you arrive, you will be asked which workshop you would like to attend.

Speed updates:

The programme is now complete. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to give an update and we can add you to the waiting list.


There will be a range of display stands from different recording and conservation groups which you can visit during refreshment and lunch breaks. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to bring a display and/or leaflets.


There will be a WILDguides pop-up bookshop selling a range of excellent field guides (please bring cash).


Oracle, Building 510, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA

For directions, see: Google maps.

The nearest train station is Reading

There is free car parking at the venue. 

Many thanks to Oracle for their continued support for this event.


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