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Outside the Honeypot: Wildlife Recording in the Urban World

The FSC is delighted to host the National Forum for Biological Recording’s 2021 Conference.

This Conference will be hosted online, over Zoom.

This year the conference has the following aims:

  • To understand the wealth of recording and monitoring undertaken in urban area
  • To discuss how NFBR can better support urban recording
  • To link biological recorders and citizens in an urban context
  • To understand research in the urban world
  • To celebrate our rich natural heritage and show how nature can thrive in an urban context

Find out more about the National Forum for Biological Recording on their website.

Thursday 6th May
  • Keynote Address (Matthew Firth)
  • Urban Bird Recording (Dawn Balmer)
  • Working with housing associations to improve biodiversity (Jodey Peyton)
  • Linking people and pollinators: UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (Martin Harvey)
  • A journey into urban wildlife recording (Karen McCartney)
  • Tanyptera Trust updates (Gary Hedges)
Friday 7th May
  • Keynote – Data for Nature (Liz Ballard)
  • Wildlife on colliery sites (Liam Olds)
  • Slimy, sticky and unloved: slugs in UK gardens (Imogen Cavadino)
  • The Urban Nature Project at The Natural History Museum (Sam Thomas)
  • Challenges of recording nature in cities (Stuart Fraser)
  • Urban beetle recording (Don Stenhouse)

Workshop session:

●       Workshop A: Urban species mixes and botanical recording (Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz)

●       Workshop B: Urban grassland condition assessments (Jonathan Dent)

The NFBR AGM will take place on the afternoon of the 6th May – this session is free to attend. Bookings for the AGM will be managed as a separate event, but attendees are welcome to attend both/either the Conference and AGM.


Booking required
FSC: 01743 852100