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Events (Conferences, fairs etc)

Professional events, conferences, fairs etc held for the countryside, arboriculture, wildlife, ecology and conservation sectors.

There are a lot of Celebration Days in the countryside, conservation and environment sectors throughout the world, for example Tick Prevention Week starting 1 April in the UK is to raise awareness regarding the dangers of tick bites, and how to reduce the chance of infection. A useful thought for all outdoor types. Have a look at the list on Naturenet.


26/04/2017    Joint non-native invasive species meeting between Highland, Moray and Aberdeenshire    1 Day

Elgin Youth Centre, Inverness, Highland Environment Forum. Contact:

27/04/2017    Next steps for natural environment policy in England    1 Day

Central London, Westminster Forum Projects. Contact:

27/04/2017    Public Bodies and Lowland Deer Management     1 Day

Battleby, near Perth, SNH. Contact: 01738 458555

This event will enable discussion and an exchange of information about the management of lowland deer, compliance with the Deer Code, development and adoption of Best Practice, practical delivery, and delivery of public interests.

27/04/2017    ICF North Scotland: Hardwood Development for North Scotland - Progress & Options    1 Day

Kiltarlity Village Hall, Beauly, IV4 7HH, Institute for Chartered Foresters. Contact:

27/04/2017    Providing national white-clawed crayfish havens through minerals restoration    1 Day

Threshfield Quarry, nr Skipton, Nature After Minerals. Contact: 01767 693308

29/04/2017    TWIC Spring Conference: Farming and Biodiversity in Scotland - an Essential Partnership    1 Day

Brunton Hall, Musselburgh (East Lothian), The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC). Contact: 01875 825968

The Spring Conference is a chance for recorders to get together at the start of the season to share news and to enjoy an interesting programme of talks. The theme this time is farmland biodiversity. The event is free, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Go to to book.

03/05/2017    British Hydrological Society Peter Wolf Symposium 2017    2 Days

Wallingford, British Hydrological Society/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact:

This Symposium is for hydrology consultants & policy makers, water utilities, PhD students and early career researchers. From £75.

04/05/2017    PCA Annual Conference & AGM 2017    1 Day

The Slate Conference Centre, Warwick University, Coventry, Cambridge CV4 7SH, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

04/05/2017    Workshop on Ecology and the National Climate Change Adaptation Programme    1 Day

Charles Darwin House, British Ecological Society. Contact:

05/05/2017     2017 NFBR and ALERC Conference “Think globally, record locally”    2 Days

Nottingham, National Forum for Biological Recording. Contact:

09/05/2017    4th IRF European Ranger Congress 2017     5 Days

Litomerice, Czech Republic , International Ranger Federation. Contact:

12/05/2017    The ARB Show    2 Days

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QS, Arboricultural Association. Contact:

17/05/2017    Natural capital accounting at the local and landscape scale: an introduction    1 Day

Peterborough, Ecosystems Knowledge Network. Contact: 0333 240 6990

These seminars will introduce the process of accounting for the value of the natural environment at the local and landscape scale. £55 to £85. Delivered in association with environmental economists at Aecom.

23/05/2017    Wood Meadow & Pastures    2 Days

Sheffield Hallam University, South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group (SYBRG). Contact:

25/05/2017    State of the World's Plants Symposium 2017    2 Days

Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens. Contact:

26/05/2017    Engaging with Parliament and responding to inquiries: a BES/ZSL workshop    1 Day

Westminster, London, Zoological Society of London. Contact:

28/05/2017    International Peatland Society Annual Convention 2017    4 Days

Aberdeen Marriott Hotel, Overton Circle, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB21 7AZ, UK Peat Society. Contact:

15/06/2017    Next Steps for a National Air Quality Plan    1 Day

London, Westminster Forum Projects. Contact: 01344 864796

It comes in the context of Defra expected to publish an updated air quality plan following the High Court ruling that plans were not sufficient, as well as the upcoming guidance due to be issued by NICE around the time of this conference.

15/06/2017    The 15th annual Rural Entrepreneurship Conference     2 Days

Newcastle, Newcastle University. Contact:

The conference is a forum for academics, practitioners & policy-makers that are involved in rural entrepreneurship – whether it be entrepreneurial farmers, social enterprise, new business models or international development. The programme will commence with a welcome reception at the Newcastle University Business School on the evening of the 14th June. The main programme starts on main campus on the 15th June with a 9:00 registration and finishes on the 16th June at 15:00. For the conference, early bird rates are £185 before 29th April 2017 (After this, the fee will be £220). Please go to the website to find out more and to book your place.

16/06/2017    The Mammal Society 6th Student Conference    2 Days

Newcastle University, The Mammal Society. Contact: 02380010984

There will be an exciting range of talks and posters and the opportunity to opportunity to gain new knowledge and experiences. On Saturday, join Northumbria Mammal Group for a day of mammal surveying. Tickets are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

17/06/2017    Wildflower Walk & Orchid Count    1 Day

Cae Blaen Dyffryn, near Lampeter, Carmarthenshire, Plantlife . Contact: 02920 376193

Join us at beautiful Cae Blaen Dyffryn for the annual survey of the wild flowers and orchids at the reserve. The morning will include a guided walk and the afternoon will focus on counting the beautiful greater butterfly orchids. Booking is essential – please email or call 02920 376193

28/06/2017    16th European seminar of the Institute of Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning     5 Days

Plymouth / Dartmoor, EOE Network. Contact:

Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world

30/06/2017    School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference    2 Days

Cirencester, The Royal Agricultural University. Contact:

01/07/2017    Wild Flower & Orchid Count    1 Day

Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve, near Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd, Plantlife . Contact: 02920 376193

Join Plantlife’s Dr Trevor Dines and the North Wales Wildlife Trust and experience the beautiful Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve this National Meadows Day! Take part in the annual and help us check the health of the meadows. Booking not required. Please see the website for directions and parking details.

01/07/2017    National Meadows Day Celebration at Dinefwr    1 Day

National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Plantlife and National Trust. Contact: 02920 376193

Come along and celebrate National Meadows Day at National Trust Dinefwr’s beautiful Castle Field. There will be activities for all the family including guided walks around the meadow, making wild flower bunting and bug hunts. Please visit the website for cost and booking details.

06/07/2017    PCA Structural Waterproofing Conference    1 Day

The Slate Conference Centre, Warwick University, Coventry, Cambridge CV4 7SH, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

07/07/2017    2017 Forest School Association Conference    3 Days

Northrop Campus, G l yndwr University, Mold. CH7 6AA, Forest School Association. Contact:

08/07/2017    Plantlife Members & Friends Day    1 Day

Kenfig Nature Reserve Visitors Centre, Plantlife. Contact: 02920 376193

Discover the exciting projects and activities taking place across our nation including our Lichen Apprenticeship Scheme and new Great Orme sheep! There will also be an afternoon walk to explore Kenfig sand dunes. Non members are very welcome. Visit the website for details of costs and booking.

11/07/2017    The state of the Thames    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: 0207 449 6227

14/09/2017    When senses take flight: understanding avian sensory behaviour in a changing world    2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: 0207 449 6227

28/10/2017    Unknown Wales Conference 2017    1 Day

National Museum of Wales Cardiff , The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales / National Museum of Wales. Contact: 01656724100

The 2017 Unknown Wales Conference, run in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales to celebrate the unknown aspects of Welsh wildlife

23/11/2017    PCA Invasive Weed Conference    1 Day

The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

27/11/2017    World Forum on Natural Capital    2 Days

Edinburgh, Natural Capital Scotland Ltd. Contact: 0131 312 4725

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.