Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Recording Conference 2017

This event will be held on Sunday 26th February 2017, at the Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire (close to the village centre). The aim of the day is to bring together people and groups involved in wildlife recording and monitoring  in Leicestershire and Rutland to learn about key initiatives and projects and to share experiences and best practice.

The programme allows for long tea and lunch breaks so that those attending have plenty of time to view the various stands and talk to others. Lunch is not provided, so please bring your own. There is plenty of free parking.

The event is FREE, but those wishing to attend need to book a place. Contact Nathalie at the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust either by email [email protected] or telephone 0116 248 7362.





Michael Jeeves, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

10.05 am


Beetle recording in VC55, the story so far

Graham Finch, VC55 Co-ordinator for Beetles

10.35 am

Peregrines in the City of Leicester


Richard Kelly, Nature Conservation Officer, Leicester City Council

11.05 am



11.30 am


Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society garden bioblitz

Nick Crowley, Chairman, MB&DNHS

12.00 noon

Local Natural History Societies – closer working?

Adrian Russell, VC55 County Recorder for Moths

12.35 pm

Lunch (bring your own)


2.00 pm


A closer look at Bradgate

Steve Woodward, VC55 County Co-ordinator for various insect groups

2.30 pm


Progress on the new Botanical Society of the British Isles Atlas fieldwork

Geoffrey Hall, VC55 BSBI Recorder

3.00 pm


Bat recording in VC55, current projects

Nathalie Cossa, VC55 Bat Recorder

3.30 pm

QGIS training opportunity – how you can get involved


Ben Devine, Black to Green Community Engagement Officer

3.40 pm

Final discussion


4.00 pm



The Wildlife Recording Conference 2017 is supported by The Samworth Foundation

Photo: Wildlife recording and monitoring (Graham Callow)

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