Lichens of the Brecks - Heathland Lichens, 8 November, 10.30 start, Thetford Warren
Learn about heathland lichens with Peter Lambley, Norfolk County Recorder for Lichens, as part of the Breaking New Ground Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow Project. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating organisms - part fungus, part plant. Find out how to identify and record the lichens found on heathland. This is a taster session and if you're keen to develop your skills, there will be further workshops in 2016. All skill levels are welcome, as training will be provided. All you need is an enthusiasm for conservation and the Brecks!
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 NBN Conference, 19-20 November, Lakeside Conference Centre, York
From global to local - building the NBN partnership. Also includes entry to the ceremony for the UK awards to celebrate biological recording and information sharing on the Thursday night. More information here:

 Birds of the Brecks, 5 December, 10am-4pm, BTO Offices (The Nunnery), Thetford
A full day workshop packed with advice on how to record birds and other creatures in the Brecks.
The day will be mainly led by Su Gough (BTO) and will focus on winter birds in the Brecks, starting with an introduction to bird recording followed by an interactive bird ID workshop. Although the focus is on birds we will also have a dragonflies of the Brecks taster session, run by Adrian Parr (Suffolk Dragonfly Recorder) and a mammals of the Brecks introduction session with the opening of our pre-set mammal traps, run by Jennifer Morpeth (Norfolk Wildlife Trust). This will all be followed by a guided walk around the Nunnery Lakes reserve to actively record the birds and other creatures. This event is FREE but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Refreshments provided. To book:
Programme for the day (subject to change). For more information email