Unknown Wales 2021
Join us for an evening of talks about Welsh wildlife.
We’ll be hearing from people across Wales talk about their work studying, recording, and safeguarding our natural world.
There’ll be a chance to ask speakers questions at the end of their talks. And look out for the nature quiz during the break!
We start the evening with a talk on the eDNA techniques being used to detect invasive and threatened species. How is this revolutionising the way we monitor and protect our environment?
Find out about the spiders that make their home in the varied habitats of Wales. Our high mountains still retain arctic-alpine species, whereas our mild coasts have spiders more at home in warmer climates.
We’ll find out how creating inspiring urban habitats, or green infrastructure, can help people and nature to thrive in the most deprived communities.
How well do you think you know the museum’s natural history collections? Amongst our quick-fire talks, find out how we’re using digital imaging to help us share the millions of natural history specimens in the Museum’s collections more widely.
Then delve into the botanical collections and how they’re used, with a special look at our upland plants. We’ll also get an update on introducing beavers to Wales in this Wildlife Trust project.
This event is a collaboration between Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales and the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales.
Cost Pay What You Can – Suggested donation £5