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Events Calendar


This page shows events organised locally or nationally 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; 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.

Note that TWIC cannot be responsible for the content of external websites.



Key

Date

Location

Organiser

Topic

More Information

APRIL

O

Wed 19

National Museums of Scotland Collections Centre, Granton (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh Entomological Club

Presentation and guided tour of the collections

Starting at 2:30pm. More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club webpage

T

Fri 21

Hopetoun Road Wildlife Site, South Queensferry (Edinburgh)

Froglife

Amphibian survey training evening

8pm - 9:45pm. Booking essential. More info on Froglife webpage

T

Sat 22

Edinburgh Zoo (Edinburgh)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Reptiles and Amphibians at Edinburgh Zoo

Cost £40. More info on RZSS webpage

T

Sun 23

Sauchie Hall & Gartmorn Dam (Clacks)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Introduction to Bird ID 1: Garden & Woodland birds

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Sat 29

Sauchie Hall & Gartmorn Dam (Clacks)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Introduction to Bryophytes

More info and to book IFLI website.

C

Sat 29

Brunton Hall, Musselburgh (East Lothian)

The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

TWIC Spring Conference: Farming and Biodiversity in Scotland – An Essential Partnership

Go to our Conferences page for more information and how to book.

MAY

T

Sat 6

Gartmorn Dam Country Park(Clacks)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Introduction to Bird ID 2: Dawn Chorus

More info and to book IFLI website.

E

Sat 6

Dollar Glen (Clackmannanshire)

Scottish Ornithologists' Club (Central Scotland branch)

Woodland birds

More info on SOC webpage.

T

Mon 8

University of Stirling

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

British Bats

Evening time TBC. More info and to book IFLI website.

O

Sat 13

Harestanes visitor centre, nr Ancrum(Scottish Borders)

Live Borders

Borders Science Festival family fun day

More info Live Borders website.

T

Sat 13

Edinburgh Zoo (Edinburgh)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Pollinator Identification for Beginners

Cost: £40. More info FSC website.

T

Sat 13

Eglinton Country Park Visitor Centre (North Ayrshire)

Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI)

BSBI Identifying Wild Flower Families

£25 (£17 student). More info and to book: here.

O

Wed 17

King's Buildings, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Entomological Club

AGM, ISI reports and update on conservation strategy

More info on Edinburgh Entomological Club webpage.

T

Sat 20

Bo'ness Library (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Butterfly ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Sat 20

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (Glasgow)

Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI)

BSBI Identifying Wild Flower Families

£25 (£17 student). More info and to book: here.

T

Sat 27

Edinburgh Zoo (Edinburgh)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Introduction to Ferns

More info on RZSS webpage.

JUNE

T

Thurs 1

Kettilstoun Mains, Linlithgow (West Lothian)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Habitat surveying

More info and to book IFLI website.

O

Fri 9- Sun 11

Berwickshire coast (Scottish Borders)

Barry Prater

Scottish Entomologists' Gathering

For more info and to be added to the mailing list email Barry Prater.

S

Sat 17

Duddingston (Edinburgh)

RSPB

Duddingston BioBlitz

Details forthcoming.

O

Sun 18

Roslin (Midlothian)

Midlothian Ranger Service/ Friends of Roslin Glen

Roslin Glen Teas in the Park

Details forthcoming.

T

Mon 19

Bowmar Centre, Alloa (Clacks)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Introduction to Beetle ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

JULY

T

Sat 8

RSPB skinflats (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Saltmarsh Plant ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Sun 9

Callendar House (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Common Plants of Woodland

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Sat 15

Holyrood Education Centre (Edinburgh)

Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI)

BSBI Identifying Common Grasses Workshop

£25 (£17 student). More info and to book: here.

T

Sat 22

SWT Bo'mains meadow (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Grasses and Sedges ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

AUGUST

T

Fri 4

Bo'ness Library (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Pollinator & Hoverfly ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Wed 9

Gartmorn Dam Country Park (Clacks)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Summer Tree ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Mon 14

Balallan House (Stirling)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Bumblebee ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

September

T

Sat 9

Blackness & Kinneil areas (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Advanced Estuary Bird ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Sat 16

Clackmannanchire

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Fungi ID Workshop

More info and to book IFLI website.

T

Fri 22

Wester Moss (Stirling)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Sphagnum Moss ID

More info and to book IFLI website.

October

O

Sat 7

Harestanes visitor centre, nr Ancrum (Scottish Borders)

Live Borders

Bats, Bugs, Birds and Bees

13:30-15:30. More info Live Borders website.

O

Sun 8

Harestanes visitor centre, nr Ancrum (Scottish Borders)

Live Borders

Apple Day

More info Live Borders website.

O

Sat 21 & Sun 22

Peebles (Scottish Borders)

Tweed Valley Forest Festival

Peebles Wood Market

More info Tweed Valley Forest Festival website.

November

T

Sat 4

Blackness Boat Club (Falkirk)

Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI)

Introduction to Bird ID 3: Winter Water Birds

More info and to book IFLI website.



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