The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its seventeenth year, was created as a way for field naturalists to meet, learn about and discuss the county’s wild plant and animal species.




Stacey Lecture Theatre 1, Stacey Building

University of Kent, Canterbury Campus

 This year's programme is as follows:

  • Fifteen years of fun, frolics and filing stuff; how KMBRC and other records centres are moving from paper data to embracing the digital age.

Hannah Cook, Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre

  • An axiophyte list for Kent – plants that make botanists go “ooh!”.

Sue Buckingham, BSBI recorder for East Kent.

  • An atlas of Kent Lepidoptera: a Kent Field Club series book.

David Gardner, Kent Moth Group.

  • The use of handheld thermal imaging cameras as a tool for predicting dormouse box occupancy and monitoring heat loss in bats captured in harp traps.

Pam Worrall, Animal Management, Hadlow College.

  • Bredhurst Woodland Action Group – A community project for people, Wildlife and Trees.

Vanessa Jones, BWAG Chairman.

  • Microbiomes: are they important to all?

Gary Robinson, Biosciences Department, University of Kent.

  • Ecology and conservation of the RDB fringe-horned mason bee Osmia pilicornis in Kent.

Rosie Earwaker, Data Management Officer, RSPB.

  • Eyeing up biodiversity: accuracy, error and bias in species identification.

Gail Austen-Price, Durrell Institute of Conservation Ecology, University of Kent.

  • The Fifth Continent scheme: Biodiversity project.

Stan Smith, Kent Wildlife Trust.

The cost for the day is £20 per person to include refreshments and a buffet lunch. 

The timings of presentations and the booking form can be downloaded here: docxTHE KENT WILDLIFE CONFERENCE 2017