Autumn 2022

Saturday 15th October

10am - 4pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Oracle 520, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA

PLEASE NOTE: This event is in the past. Thank you to all of our speakers and to all of you who attended. To read a summary of the event, click here.

We organise recorders' conferences twice a year as a chance for the biological recording community to come together and share updates of projects, survey initiatives and information on what they are doing. We are excited to announce that this year's conference will see a return to the in-person format, although we will also be welcoming online attendees to allow more to paricipate. Anyone who is interested in wildlife recording and conservation is welcome to attend.


Tickets for the in-person event are £10 and £5 for students. This includes lunch and refreshments. Online attendance is free, and will exclude the workshops. Advance booking is required for both in-person and online attendance and the final date for bookings or refunds is Monday 10th October.

Booking is now closed. You can read a suumary of the event here.


We are still finalising the programme, but the day will include talks, short updates and interactive wokshops from:

  • Grahame Hawker, Butterfly Conservation - Upper Thames Branch: "Identifying butterflies and Moths"
  • Brian Clews, Wild Cookham: "Wind in the Willows, Revisited"
  • Chelsea Hothem, River Thame Conservation Trust: TBC
  • Simon Claybourn, BBOWT: "West Berkshire Wild Verges Project"
  • Rob Curtis, TVERC: "Berkshire Local Wildlife Sites: 2022 surveys"
  • Jon Cole, British Entomological and Natural History Society: "BENHS 150th Anniversary Bioblitz at Dinton Pastures"
  • Lesley Dunlop, Berkshire Geoconservation Group
  • Catharine Paige, Wildlife in Ascot: "An update from Wildlife in Ascot"
  • Bryony Blades, Oxford University/TVERC micro-intern
  • Carl Whitehead, Witney Town Council: "Invertebrates on Heron Meadow"


Speed updates

We would love to hear from YOU about what you have been up to - do you have any interesting sightings to share, upcoming events, or perhaps you are looking for new volunteers? We have a limited number of 5 minutes slots available. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to give an update.


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 520, 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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