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Biological Recording Company

The Biological Recording Company provides a range of events focused on educating and training biological recorders and biodiversity professionals in the UK

Short Courses

14/03/2024 Biological Recording 101 for Rangers 0.5 Day

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Biological Recording 101 for Rangers is a 90-minute webinar introducing the science of species recording, aimed at countryside rangers and providing guidance regarding what data should be prioritised so site managers can convert their wildlife observations into high-quality species occurrence data. Free for Countryside Management Association members.

Cost £10

18/03/2024 Nature Overheard: Acoustic Monitoring for Insects Through Community Science (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

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Nature Overheard is a national programme of community science activities run by the Natural History Museum which aims to investigate the impact of noise pollution on insects. Learn how participants have been getting involved over the first year and the initial results of the main survey in this free webinar.

Cost £Free

21/03/2024 iRecord 101 for Rangers 0.5 Day

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iRecord 101 for Rangers is a 90-minute webinar introducing the iRecord online biological recording platform and how site managers can use the activities feature of iRecord to collate data (as individuals or teams) for the countryside and greenspace sites that they manage. Free for Countryside Management Association members.

Cost £10

25/03/2024 The Plight of the Bumblebee: A 12-Year Reintroduction Case Study (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

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The Short-haired Bumblebee project was a 12-year-long landscape reintroduction and habitat restoration project in south Kent and south East Sussex. Dr Nikki Gammans presents the story of the Short-haired Bumblebee, its extinction in Britain and a long-term reintroduction programme in this free webinar.

Cost £Free

08/04/2024 Earthworm of the UK 0.5 Day

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Learn about the 31 species of earthworm occurring in natural habitats across the United Kingdom (including both native and introduced species) with Keiron Derek Brown (Earthworm Society of Britain) in this free entoLEARN training webinar.

Free Course

11/04/2024 Refurbishing the Bee Hotel: Different Bees, Different Needs (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

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Putting up a bee hotel is a popular wildlife gardening activity, but typical designs are very focused on the needs of a small subset of solitary bees. The Buzz Club report their findings on what does and doesn't work when providing your very own Air Bee 'n' Bee.

Cost £Free

17/04/2024 Spiders, Earthworms and Beetles: The Impacts of Cover Crop Frost Tolerance (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

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Cover crops are used in arable rotations to protect the soil between cash crops. Cover crops need to be removed before cash crops can be planted, and this is commonly done by spraying environmentally harmful herbicides. Dr Amelia Hood presents the invertebrate-associated ecosystem benefits of cover crops.

Cost £Free

30/04/2024 Butterflies Through Time: Climate Change, Conservation & Historic Specimens (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

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Combining historical specimens and modern-day research allows wildlife of the past to inform conservation of the future. From old museum specimens of butterflies to new butterfly banks, join Matthew Hayes for a journey that starts in the past and ends in the future in this free webinar

Cost £Free

29/05/2024 Longhorn Beetles of the UK Part 1 0.5 Day

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Learn about some of the larger and more distinctive species of longhorn beetle occurring across the UK with Wil Heeney (National Longhorn Recording Scheme), with tips on their ID features, ecology and distribution - as well as where and how you might find them.

Cost £10

05/06/2024 Bees and Heatwaves: Preparing For A Warming World (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

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As heatwaves become more frequent and intense, it is essential to understand how pollinators respond to such extreme conditions. The Buzz Club's Bees and Heatwaves project is investigating whether bees (honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees) alter their activity patterns in response to heat events. Free webinar.

Cost £Free

05/06/2024 Longhorn Beetles of the UK Part 2 0.5 Day

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Learn about some of the smaller and less distinctive species of longhorn beetle occurring across the UK with Wil Heeney (National Longhorn Recording Scheme), with tips on their ID features, ecology and distribution - as well as where and how you might find them.

Cost £10.00

Events

20/03/2024 Biodiversity Net Gain Virtual Symposium 2024 at Zoom 0.5 Day

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The annual Biodiversity Net Gain Virtual Symposium will look at the challenges, successes and lessons learned to date, bringing together professionals from across different sectors. Presentations will include Nick White (Natural England), David Lowe (Warwickshire County Council) and Mandy Rudd (Association of Local Environmental Record Centres).

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