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Introduction to Wildlife Recording - 18th May, Auchincruive

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Ayr Rivers Trust

1 Gibbs Yard

Auchincruive Estate

Ayr

KA6 5HW

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Interested in wildlife recording but not sure where to start? Come along to one of Where Wildlife in Ayrhisre Introduction Wildlife Recording courses!

This informal course will provide an introduction to the importance of wildlife recording and the use of species records in conservation. The course will cover what information is needed to record species, how and where to submit your records, and demonstrate how the information gathered is used to inform conservation and management decisions locally and nationally. We will venture out to gather some wildlife records and then introduce participants to online recording tools (such as iRecord), smartphone apps, spreadsheets and even pen and paper! We won't focus on any particular species group, but will give you a general idea of how to make a record so that you can kick start your wildlife recording!

No previous wildlife recording experience necessary - just a keen interest in nature and an enjoyment of seeing and identifying the wildlife around you.

Course Notes:

To keep costs down we ask everyone to bring their own packed lunch. We will provide tea/ coffee at various points throughout the day.

Part of the event will be outdoors, so please bring suitable outdoor clothing for the conditions. There is a network of paths that we will use but we will also be walking within the woodland so please wear sturdy footwear (walking shoes/boots recommended).

The Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire? project is kindly funded by our project partners with the aim of encouraging people to get involved in learning about local wildlife, recording sightings and collecting information about where different plants and animals live. To ensure that our funding is used in the most efficient way it is important that if you book a place, you let us know if you cannot attend this event as soon as you can.

The Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire project is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union- Ayrshire LEADER 2014-2020 programme, Heritage Lottery Fund, East Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council.

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Ayr Rivers Trust

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Auchincruive Estate

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KA6 5HW

United Kingdom

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