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You may know the Pink Waxcap Porpolomopsis calyptriformis by its other common name: ‘the ballerina’. It is classified as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List with a decreasing population trend.
Welcome to the website of the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, one of the many local environmental record centres situated around the UK. We provide environmental information services encompassing biodiversity, geodiversity and other aspects of Sussex’s natural capital. We cover the two counties of East and West Sussex, including Brighton & Hove, in South East England. We are a small but dedicated team of environmental data managers, naturalists and IT specialists.
The Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre is managed as a partnership project, hosted by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Our partners include local planning authorities, government agencies, conservation bodies and other organisations which need access to up-to-date biodiversity information, such as water companies.
Sussex has a vibrant and energetic biological recording community with many independent recording groups and societies. By strengthening relationships with these groups, and the wider network of naturalists, ecologists and recording schemes active in Sussex, the Record Centre facilitates sharing of ever-greater amounts of biodiversity data.
11 January 2023
Date: Saturday 11 February 2023
Time: 10am - 3pm (Arrival from 9.30am)
Venue: Oathall Community College, Appledore Gardens, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2AQ
Join Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre on the 11 February 2023 for the 32nd Annual Sussex Biological Recorders’ Seminar. This year we are returning to an in-person event, at our usual venue Oathall Community College, Haywards Heath, from 10am to 3pm. The Sussex Biological Recorders’ Seminar provides a unique opportunity to meet other people from Sussex’s wildlife recording groups, natural history societies and local conservation organisations.
We are delighted to have talks this year from James Power, updating us on progress towards a Sussex Bee Atlas, and Ian Tittley with a new atlas project: the Seaweeds of Sussex. This will be followed by an update on Kelp from Henri Brocklebank of Sussex Wildlife Trust. We will also be hearing about two Sussex-based projects: Linda Smith will talk to us about Chichester Natural History Society’s project using automatic bat detectors in North Chichester, and Alison Barker will be speaking about Dragonfly and Damselfly surveys along the rivers Arun and Kird. We are also delighted to be joined by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species who will be talking about the Great British Hedgerow Survey and Dormouse monitoring, and how you can get involved, and Sophie Leguil will be sharing her experience with the social media initiative ‘More than Weeds’ - promoting urban plant identification and recording.
There is a £5 charge for attending the seminar which includes tea and coffee.
There will be a second-hand natural history book stall, so please remember to bring some cash if you would like to make a few purchases to support SxBRC. Other organisations may also bring atlases and identification resources for sale. If you would like to bring a stand for your organisation or group, you are welcome to. We will contact anyone who has requested this option with more information prior to the event.
Please note that you will need to bring your own lunch, as there is no buffet lunch option this year.
Light refreshments will be available.
Travelling to the venue: There is ample parking on-site. Oathall Community College is a 12 minute walk from Haywards Heath rail station. The nearest bus stop is Summerhill Lane. There is also a covered bike rack for bicycles.
Accessibility: There is level access to the hall and an accessible toilet in an adjacent building.
If you have any issues with your booking, or would like more information about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01273 497554