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Events Calendar


This page lists events that may be of interest to volunteers in our area. Some events may provide opportunities to develop your wildlife survey or identification skills or provide networking opportunities. Events are categorised as follows: E - Excursion; T - Training event; S - Survey; C - Conference; L = Lecture or talk; O - Other events. The calendar is not exhaustive and we would like to encourage you to send us details of relevant events to keep it up to date.

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Key

Date

Location

Organiser

Topic

More Information

2018

December

L

Thurs 13

RBGE Lecture Theatre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Scotland

Talk: Prof. Christian Rutz (St Andrews University) - Selection of plant material by tool-using New Caledonian crows: A botanical detective story from the South Pacific

Free. Talk at 6pm. More info on BSS website

L

Wed 19

Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Talk: Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms (RSPB)

4-6 pm. More info contact Ashley Buchan or via Twitter @EdEntClub.

2019

January

L

Thurs 10

RBGE Lecture Theatre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Scotland

Talk: Dr Brian Ballinger (Dundee) - Woodlands, railway stations and wild flowers of Easter Ross.

Free. Talk at 6pm. More info on BSS website

L

Wed 16

Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Talk: The processes of natural enemy recruitment in two recent invaders: Dryocosmus kuriphilus and Plagiotrochus quercusilicis (The University of Edinburgh)

4-6 pm. More info contact Ashley Buchan or via Twitter @EdEntClub.

L

Wed 23

The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Talk: Graham Pettigrew: Mountain hares of Lammermuirs.

7:30 pm. More info on ENHS website

E

Sat 26

Gogarburn, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Field trip - general, easy walking

Meet: 11 am. More info on ENHS website

February

L

Wed 20

The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Talk: Ashleigh Whiffin - The work of an Assistant Curator of Entomology at Scottish museum

7:30pm. More info on ENHS website

L

Wed 20

Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Talk: TBC (Sustrans Scotland)

4-6 pm. More info contact Ashley Buchan or via Twitter @EdEntClub.

E

Sat 23

Aberdour (Fife)

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Field outing: general

Meet: 10:30 am. More info on ENHS website

L

Thurs 28

RBGE Lecture Theatre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Scotland

Talk: Dr Paul Thomas (Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd) - Truffles: a tale of diversity, symbiosis, cultivation and sex

Free. Talk at 6pm. More info on BSS website

March

L

Wed 20

The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Talk: Susan Falconer - Refreshing the Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan

7:30pm. More info on ENHS website

L

Wed 20

Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Talk: Mayflies and Stoneflies in the Cairngorms (Buglife)

4-6 pm. More info contact Ashley Buchan or via Twitter @EdEntClub.

L

Thurs 21

RBGE Lecture Theatre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Scotland

Talk: Prof. Sarah O'Connor (John Innes Centre) - Harnessing the power of medicinal plants

Free. Talk at 6pm. More info on BSS website

E

Sat 23

Cove and Pease Bay (Scottish Borders)

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Guided walk: birds, easy walking

Meet: 10:30 am. More info on ENHS website

April

O

Wed 17

The Guide Hall, 33 Melville Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Natural History Society (ENHS)

Members' Night - show and tell

More info on ENHS website

L

Wed 17

Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Talk: Dragonflies of the Highlands (Colin Hall)

4-6 pm. More info contact Ashley Buchan or via Twitter @EdEntClub.

L

Thurs 18

RBGE Lecture Theatre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Scotland

Talk: Prof. Bill Davies (Lancaster University) - Sourcing healthy food as climate and politics change

Free. Talk at 6pm. More info on BSS website

May

O

Wed 15

Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

AGM, ISI reports and update on conservation strategy.

4-6 pm. More info contact Ashley Buchan or via Twitter @EdEntClub.

L

Thurs 16

RBGE Lecture Theatre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Scotland

Talk: Charles Quest-Ritson (Wichester) - Double flowered plants - why they matter

Free. Talk at 6pm. AGM at 7pm. More info on BSS website

August

S

Sat 17

Cashel Forest, east shore of Loch Lomond

Royal Scottish Forestry Society

Cashel Forest Bioblitz 2019

More info contact Michael Osborne.



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