Gwent Recorders' Forum 2013


The 2013 Forum took place at Greenmeadow Community Farm on Saturday 9th February 2013. The day was extremely successful, with over 50 delegates and a great set of speakers. Please see below the programme, including links to some of the talks given during the day. You can also take a look at the Twitter feed generated on the day (#GwentRecord) on Storify.


10.00            Chairman’s welcome and introduction (Martin Anthoney)


New Tools

10:05            The use of smartphone technology for recording wildlife (Carl Downing)

10:50            Moth and Butterfly apps [pdf, 1298KB] (Chris Manley)

11:40            Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS) [pdf, 940KB] (Alys Edwards)



12:00            40 years of WeBS recording on the Gwent Coast (Dr Al Venables)

12:30            Plants of Monmouthshire VC35 - 2011 & 2012 highlights

             (Dr Stephanie Tyler & Elsa Wood)


New Projects

13:50           Bumblebees in Gwent (Sinead Lynch)

14:20           Wales Online Amphibian and Reptile Atlas [link to atlas website] (Mark Barber

14:30           Recording in a Forgotten Landscape (Nicholas Beswick)


Recording News and Updates

15:05            Tree diseases update [pdf, 2096KB] (Owen Thurgate)

Addendum: Chlara Photo Guide [pdf, 2863KB]

Addendum: Phytophora Ramorum Practical Guide for Parks[pdf, 724KB]

15:35            SEWBReC update [pdf, 1906KB] (Adam Rowe)

15:55            AOB & closing remarks (Martin Anthoney)