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Events

Last edited: May 13, 2022, 11:49 AM

Throughout Invasive Species Week there will be events taking place online or in person. Find out if there's an event taking place near you in the calendar below. Keep checking back closer to the week as we'll be adding more!

Please contact us if you'd like us to add your event. Find a list of suggested events and resources to help you

Monday 16th May

In person 

  • Talk: Invasive land plants – Hilltop Live, RHS Wisley, England.  
  • Guided walk and talk: WaREN cotoneaster project, Wales. 
  • Volunteering: 10:00-14:00 Balsam training/bash at Parc Slip, Bridgend, Wales.
  • Volunteering: Himalayan balsam control – New Forest Non-Native Plants Project.
  • Talk: 12:00. Lunchtime lecture "Introduced Terrestrial Predators and Biosecurity Around Seabird Colonies" by Cris Sellares at the Société Headquarters, Jersey. Find out more and book.
  • Walk: 09:30-12:00. Ramble at Rhiwlewyn (Little Orme) at Rhiwlewyn, Conwy, Wales. Find out more. 
  • Talk: 18:30-20:00. ‘The day of the Triffids’ is here! How can gardeners protect nature ?’ Treborth Botanic Garden, Gwynedd, Wales. Find out more

Tuesday 17th May

Online 

  • Webinar: Available here from 10:00. Invasive marine species, with Cefas. Registration not required.

In person   

  • Talk: Tackling pond weeds – Hilltop Live, RHS Wisley, England.
  • Volunteering: Jersey Youth Corporate removal of purple dew plant, Sands, Jersey.
  • Walk: 14:00. Walk in the park led by Tim Liddiard at Noirmont, Jersey. 
  • Exhibition and activities: 10:00-15:30. INNS at NTS Inverewe Garden, Scotland. Admission to garden required.

Wednesday 18th May

Online 

In person

  • Talk: The story and science of invasive species – Hilltop Live, RHS Wisley, England.
  • Workshop: WaREN project and Cardiff museum, Wales.
  • Talk: 12:00. Lunchtime Lecture by Chris Isaacs. 'Marine invasives through the lens.' Société Headquarters, Jersey. Find out more and book.
  • Event: 12:00-16:30 Marine Invasive Species Day, New Quay Memorial Hall, in collaboration with National Museum Wales. Contact the organiser.
  • Volunteering: Jersey Youth Parliament, Purple dew plant/ Sour Fig removal, Corbiere, Jersey.
  • Demonstration: Biochar Retort Demonstration - Day 1 - All day. NTS Inverewe Garden, Scotland. Find more information on Inverewe Events
  • Event: INNS and biosecurity engagement stand at Langsett Reservoir, Yorkshire, England.

Thursday 19th May

Online 

  • Webinar: Available here from 10:00. Tips on gardening without invasive plants, hosted by the GB NNSS. Registration not required.
  • Webinar: 10:00-12:00. Life at 30 - celebrating our various island restoration projects and biosecurity for LIFE (Welcome and introduction from our Chair: Sophie Thomas, Protecting and restoring the Shiant Isles SPA (black rat eradication): Laura Bambini, Safeguarding Orkneys native wildlife from invasive non-native stoats: Sarah Sankey, Maintaining and enhancing the Isles of Scilly SPA (brown rat eradication): Jaclyn Pearson, Rathlin Acting For Tomorrow (brown rat and ferret eradication): John Kelly, TBC - Karen Varnham, Biosecurity for LIFE: Thomas Churchyard). Find out more and register to attend.

In person:

  • Training: 10:00-15:00. Invasive Non-native Species Awareness Training (Knotweed Control), Wales. Contact the event organiser to find out more and register.
  • Talk: Is the brown marmorated stink bug invading Britain? – Hilltop Live, RHS Wisley, England.
  • Forum: South West INNS Forum, Devon, England.
  • Bioblitz: 15:45-18:00 Woodland Park, Newport, Wales, in collaboration with Ramblers Cymru Paths to Wellbeing project. Contact the organiser.
  • Volunteering: Himalayan balsam control – New Forest Non-Native Plants Project.
  • Talk: 12:00. Lunchtime Lecture by Josh Smith. 'Double trouble: invasive species and climate change'. Société Headquarters, Jersey. Find out more and book.
  • Talk: 18:30. 'How to use iRecord'. Hamptonne, Jersey. Find out more and book.
  • Demonstration: Biochar Retort Demonstration - Day 2 - All day. NTS Inverewe Garden, Scotland. Find more information on Inverewe Events

Friday 20th May

Online 

  • Webinar: Available here from 10:00. Biosecurity in the UK Overseas Territories, hosted by the GB NNSS. Registration not required.

In person:

  • Talk: Non-native flatworms – Hilltop Live, RHS Wisley, England.
  • Volunteering: 11:00-16:00 Wye Valley Balsam Training Day in Tintern Village Hall, in collaboration with the Wye Valley AONB. Wales.
  • Volunteering: Himalayan balsam control – New Forest Non-Native Plants Project.
  • Walk: 18:00. Botany walk with Anne Hadden. Corbiere, Jersey. Find out more and book.
  • Guided walks: Various times throughout the day. Guided walks - Meet the Invasives. NTS Inverewe Garden, Scotland. Find more information on Inverewe Events. Booking not required but admission to garden required.
  • Event: INNS and Biosecurity engagement stall at Swinsty Reservoir, Yorkshire, England.

Saturday 21st May

In person:

  • Volunteering: British Canoeing, Angling Trust, National Trust, Environment Agency – floating pennywort removal event on River Wey, England. Register online by the 13th May (external link).
  • Volunteering: CRT – floating pennywort removal event near Chester, England.
  • Event: 09:30-14:30. Invasive Species Fair - stall day at Francis Le Sueur Centre, Jersey. 
  • Walk: 14:30. Botany walk by Tina Hull. From the Francis le Sueur Centre, Jersey. Find out more and book.

Sunday 22nd May

In person: