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July 2020

Accessibility in the Countryside

July 8th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coniston Institute, 15 Yewdale Road
Coniston, Lake District LA21 8DU United Kingdom
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A day focused on accessibility in the countryside, starting at 10am in the Reading Room at Coniston Institute. We will have an opening talk from Julia Walker from Lake District mobility followed by two workshops. One led by Julia and Juliet Fellows-Smith, the National Trust's Senior Visitor Experience Officer based in the South Lakes, who will showcase Tarn Hows, a National Trust site which has been involved in access for a number of years. They will lead and encourage conversation…

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Identification & Monitoring of Butterflies & Day Flying Moths

July 23rd @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Levens Village Institute, Lowgate, Levens
Nr Kendal, Cumbria LA8 8NL United Kingdom
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A day focussing on the identification and monitoring of Butterflies and day flying moths in the UK, led by Butterfly Conservation. We will start off in the Levens Village Hall, looking into the biology, distribution, habits and habitats of British butterflies and DFMs. The day will also cover how to monitor, best practice and methods including Wider Countryside Surveys, timed counts and site-specific surveys, what the data is used for a how to set up transects. The second half of…

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September 2020

Water Management at a Catchment Scale

September 15th @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Piles Mill Study Centre, Holnicote Estate (NT)
Allerford, Somerset TA24 8HP United Kingdom
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Catchment Scale Management: Stage 0 river restoration and ecological engineers. About this Event Themes to be covered : River restoration , Keystone species, Reintroduction, Flood mitigation . Arrive – 9:45 (Tea & Coffee etc) 10:15 – 11:00:  A discussion over the ambition of the Riverlands Project – National Trust National Scheme A brief overview of the project in Piles Mill with presentation from Tom Matchet (Riverlands Ranger) covering uplands/lowlands/woodlands. 11:00 – 12:00: A site visit to the “1st” stage 0 river…

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