Virtual Meet Ups (VMUs)

These Virtual Meet Ups are an opportunity to keep in touch and share skills and knowledge during lockdown. They are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC BioLinks team member or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom, we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about other online learning opportunities here.

Track and Sign – Ancient Skills that can Transform Modern Mammal Recording (VMU)

Bob Cowley will be joining us in this VMU. As well as being Chair of Oxfordshire Mammal Group, Bob Cowley is certified at Level 3 in Track & Sign by CyberTracker (the organisation for International Tracker Certification).

Why are mammals so under-recorded? Because they’re very good at not being seen! But you don’t need to see the animals themselves, if you can recognise the Tracks & Signs they leave behind. Bob will provide a quick overview of this endlessly fascinating topic. And along the way, he will teach you a number of skills that you can apply straight away – enriching your understanding of the world around you.


The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our Virtual Meet Ups are made available to all at no cost. However, we’ve listened to your feedback and added an optional fee for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to our work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost

Attendee – select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5




Tutor: Guest Speaker

We have various guest speakers joining us for our Virtual Meet Ups(VMUs). Please see the information above for more details on who will be joining us in this VMU.