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CEDaR Training Programme

The 2014 CEDaR Training Courses have now been published. All courses can be booked online by following the link for each course to their detail page. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Each course is suitable for beginners although previous experience of moth recording is desirable but not essential for the two moth courses.

If you have any questions about any of the courses please contact Pauline Campbell, 028 9039 5255

Leisler-bat-Austin-Hopkirk-110.jpg Bat Ecology and Identification Workshop
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Saturday 10 May 2014
Metellina-mengei-Stephen-Foster-110.jpg Spider Identification Workshop Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Friday 16 May 2014
Coenagrion-lunulatum-Brian-Nelson-110.jpg Dragonfly and Damselfly Identification Course (early species) Oxford Island Discovery Centre & Montiaghs Moss Saturday 7 June 2014
Magdalis-carbonaria-Roy-Anderson-110.jpg Identification of Forest Weevils Belvoir Forest Park Thursday 12 June 2014
Calvia-14-punctata-Roy-Anderson-110.jpg Ladybird Identification Course Crom Estate Thursday 26 June 2014
micro-moth-2013-Pauline-Campbell-110.jpg Micro-moth Identification Workshop Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Sunday 6 July – Tuesday 8 July 2014
Rhagium-bifasciatum-Roy-Anderson-110-(1).jpg Longhorn beetle Identification Course Loughgall Country Park Thursday 31 July 2014
brian-nelson-photographing-dragonfly-110.jpg Dragonfly and Damselfly Identification Course (late species) Peatlands Park Saturday 9 August 2014
stripe-winged-110.jpg Introduction to Grasshoppers and related insects Roe Valley Country Park Saturday 16 August 2014
Omphiscola-glabra-Roy-Anderson-110.jpg Freshwater Snail Identification Course Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve Wednesday 20 August 2014
Stigmella-tityrella-on-beech-Dave-Grundy-110.jpg Leaf-miner Moth Identification Workshop Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh Tuesday 2 September – Wednesday 3 September 2014
hygrocybe-spp-Mark-Wright-110.jpg Fungi Identification Course Drumnaph Nature Reserve Wednesday 10 September 2014
Sphagnum-hummock-Joanne-Denyer-110.jpg Bryophyte Identification Workshop Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh Tuesday 23 September – Wednesday 24 September 2014
Usnea-rubicunda-Mike-Simms-110.jpg Lichens as Environmental Indicators Course Roe Valley Country Park Tuesday 7 October 2014


Events by other organisations

National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford


The National Biodiversity Data Centre have launched their 2014 workshop programme. For details about each course and to book online please visit their website.

Download a PDF of the 2014 training programme.


John McClean, NI's Micro Moth recorder is giving a talk to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace at the Ulster Museum on 21st September 2014 at 4pm.

John plans to discuss the connection between peace and proper conservation and protection of the earth’s resources and biological systems, the main environmental challenges to planet earth and positive approach & attitude needed to make positive change!

Please see the link below for further details. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!


Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland


Big Butterfly Count 2014 will be running from the 19th July – 11th August. Last year was the biggest and best to date, so fingers crossed for some good weather, there should be bumper number of butterflies to see. It’s a great way to galvanise interest in recording and help get people out into familiar and new areas.

The Events Programme has been published and is jam packed with lots happening throughout the province #JoinIn