Events

Lasers, Lights and Fluorescent Tattoos

Sam Davis from Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, talks about the lengths, and depths, their research team goes to in order to find answers to managing fisheries and marine wildlife around the coast of Cornwall.

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Good Seafood and lessons learned from our past!

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Biologist Matt Slater discusses the rich history of Cornwall’s fishing industry from the heyday of the pilchard seines to the crawfish bonanza of the 70’s and discusses the lessons learned which will be important for future sustainability.… Read more

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Volunteer for Marine Life!

Come and be inspired to volunteer in Marine Conservation work, watch films of marine life off the coast of Cornwall and listen to people active in the many successful projects that are taking place, here and now in Cornwall. Many volunteers in the marine sector have developed skills that take them on to the most fabulous and rewarding employment, or on retirement bring amazing skills with them. … Read more

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Snorkel Safari and Barbecue

Our end of summer barbecue and get together on the beach. You don’t have to snorkel to come and join the Barbecue but if you like to, join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Experts on a guided tour of Durgan Bay. … Read more

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Rockpool Ramble

Investigate the fascinating rock pools at Prisk Cove and discover the hidden world of crabs, fish, sea anemones and strange shellfish with marine expert Ruth Williams. Please wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet, wellies or wetsuit boots.… Read more

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A Strandline Scavenge!

Come and hunt the strandline for interesting things the sea has left behind and turn them into sea monsters or any other creature of your choice!  With Plastic Free Helford.

Event in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Watch.  Booking Essential Via email to wildlifewatch@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk.… Read more

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The Big Seaweed Search

Come and join in with the Marine Conservation Society’s Seaweed project.  We have a permanent   recording transect set up in 2017 and will be searching for the fourteen species of seaweed required.  A great start to learn your seaweeds and how to undergo a simple survey.… Read more

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Conservation Cruise

Come with us on our annual conservation cruise down the river, in and out of every creek to take in the wildlife, geography, geology and history of the estuary with our own local experts.  We will also have displays and children’s activities. … Read more

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Fabulous Wooded Garden Walk, Gillan Creek

A very rare opportunity to stroll through a fabulous 15 acre woodland garden and wildflower honeypot meadow with owner Amanda Loxley and later join a guided amble around the head of the main creek – exploring its trees, diverse wildflowers and wetland birds (kingfishers if lucky).… Read more

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Wild Flower Walk in Tremayne Woods

Come for a Spring flower walk through the delightful Tremayne woods down to the Helford with National Trust Lead Ranger Justin Whitehouse.  Park at Gear Farm and order a pasty for lunch by the water. Booking essential. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-flower-walk-in-tremayne-woods-tickets-59820786583

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Heron Count and Dawn Chorus (with a Trengilly Breakfast!)

Join BTO surveyor Martin Rule in the annual Heronry survey on the Helford, with a twist!  We will begin with the dawn chorus listening to resident birds and early migrants, walking down to view the Heronry and complete a nest count for the British Trust for Ornithology. … Read more

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Cultivating the Native Oyster with Our AGM

 

The cultivation of the Native Oyster Ostrea edulis has seen some ups and downs in recent decades, poor water quality and disease have had a major impact on the viability of the industry.  Tristan Hugh-Jones’ family has farmed Native Oysters in Cork, Ireland for fifty years and he has recently concentrated on developing resistance in their stock to the parasite Bonamia ostreae that has had such a devasting effect on the industry. … Read more

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Gilthead Seabream in UK Waters

Warming seas are thought to be responsible for an increase of Gilthead seabream in the UK; an arrival that is welcomed by fishermen and anglers! Jen Lewis, PhD researcher at the University of Exeter has been studying the ecology and distribution of Giltheads, in order to generate data that may inform future conservation or management.… Read more

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All at Seal – seals, cetaceans and seabirds

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust have completed a huge number of boat based seal surveys and this talk illustrates some of their amazing encounters.

Sue Sayer will present her photo and video highlights of this innovative and comprehensive survey.

Saturday 13th October 7:30pm at Gweek Village Hall, TR12 6UG

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The Plight of the Bumblebee…and other pollinators

Free for Under 18’s and HMCG Members £4 for others

Prof Juliet Osborne and Dr Pete Kennedy have been studying bumblebees, honeybees and other pollinators for over 20 years.  This talk will cover the ecology and conservation of these important insects, and highlight what is being done to protect and promote their populations in Cornwall… Read more

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How we do it: the work of British Divers Marine Life Rescue in Cornwall

Free for Under 18’s and HMCG Members £4 for others

British Divers Marine Life Rescue is a nationwide charity set up in 1988 that trains people how to respond to marine animals in distress reported to their 24hr hotline.  One of the busiest areas in the country is Cornwall, where the local team have faced some of the most difficult, and sometimes surprising, situations over the years. … Read more

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All at Seal – seals, cetaceans and seabirds

Free for Under 18’s and HMCG Members £4 for others

Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust have completed a huge number of boat based seal surveys and this talk illustrates some of their amazing encounters.

Sue Sayer will present her photo and video highlights of this innovative and comprehensive survey.… Read more

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Snorkel Safari and Barbeque

Our end of summer barbeque and get together on the beach.  If you like to snorkel join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Experts on a guided tour of the Helford Eelgrass beds then warm up with a tasty BBQ.  Snorkelers must bring their own equipment including wetsuit, snorkel, mask and fins.… Read more

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Bats of the Helford

Leader Dr Carol Williams of Bat Conservation Trust

Carol will give a brief talk to introduce you to the cast of bats that make this part of Cornwall their home. The talk will include an introduction to being a bat detective using bat ultrasound as our key clue to identity.… Read more

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Rockpool Ramble

Free for Under 18’s and HMCG Members £4 for others

Investigate the fascinating rock pools at Prisk Cove and discover the hidden world of crabs, fish, sea anemones and strange shellfish with marine expert Ruth Williams. Please wear non slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet, wellies or wetsuit boots.… Read more

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