Autumn 2021

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th October 10am - 12.45pm

Our Recorders' conferences offer a chance for the environmental recording community to come together to enjoy and share updates of projects, survey initiatives and information on what they are doing. Our Autumn Recorders' Conference 2021 will be on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th October. This event will still be held online due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and in response to your feedback. Anyone who is interested in environmental recording and conservation is welcome to attend.

Please note the conference will be held via GoogleMeets. Once you registered you'll receive an email at least 48 hours in advance of the event with details of how to join in on the day.

Bookings

This will be a FREE online event but booking is essential. Please book your place via Eventbrite here.

Programme 

subject to change before the day

Friday 15th October

  • Caitlin Coombs & Julie Kerans, TVERC Biodiversity Officers - " Local Wildlife Sites 2021 Surveys"
  • Keiron Brown, Project Manager, Field Studies Council Biolinks - "BioLinks - The Final Year"
  • Anna Forbes, Project Officer & Volunteer Co-ordinator, Action for the River Kennet - "Citizen Science in the Kennet Catchment"
  • Louis Lofthouse, Collection Assistant on the HOPE for the Future Project at Oxford University Museum of Natural History - "The HOPE Project at Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Heritage, Outreach and Preservation of Entomology"
  • Daniel Bowen, TVERC micro-intern student - "Mapping Distribution of Black and Brown Hairstreak Butterflies"
  • Berkshire Local Nature Partnership Update & AGM (optional)

Saturday 16th October

  • Caroline Jackson-Houlston, Commitee Member Fungus Survey of Oxfordshire, "Local Mycology During Lockdown"
  • Linda Losito - "Data from Detritus: Beetle records from dead specimens and fragmentary remains"
  • Helen Edwards, Chair of Oxford Urban Wildlife Group - "Developing Species Surveys at Boundary Brook Nature Reserve"
  • Henry Manisty, Waterstock Local Wildlife Site
  • Lucy Morley, TVERC micro-intern student - "Distributions of Three Priority Butterfly Species in Oxfordshire and Berkshire"
  • Joe Malyan, Berkshire Mammal Group student - "Assessing microhabitats and how they affect occupancy of artificial nestboxes by hazel dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius"

Digital displays

If you wish to promote your local wildlife group, recording project or initiative as part of a digital display, please email us a poster in PowerPoint format to tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk by Monday 11th October. Contributions will be shown during the break as a rolling PowerPoint presentation.

If you would to suggest topic or give a presentation for future conference, please contact us.

Join in the conversation using hashtag #TVERCconf