This free workshop is aimed at up-skilling existing wildlife recorders, conservation volunteers and community groups who manage sites for wildlife. The workshop will help convert and empower biological records into useful site-management data. Attendees will learn about national monitoring schemes, and techniques such as butterfly or bumblebee transects, that can be used to collect useful information about their chosen site to help identify both local and national trends and build evidence for how site management affects nature.
By the end of the workshop attendees will have developed skills and the confidence to begin monitoring their chosen site, will have experience of designing monitoring strategies for a site; and practice in carrying out monitoring and what can be done with the data.
Time : 10:00 – 16:00
Please meet at Bo’Ness Library Scotland's Close, Bo'ness, EH51 0AH
We hope to have an outdoor practical session during the afternoon when you can practice some of the monitoring transect skills acquired during the day. So please dress sensibly for the forecast and changeable Scottish weather. We suggest layers, a waterproof jacket and a hat for sun or cold depending on the season.
The ground may be muddy and uneven in places so walking boots or stout footwear is advised.
Please bring a packed lunch, a drink plus any other refreshments you require. Tea/coffee will be provided.