The recording hub at the Newtown NNR Visitor Centre was busy all day, with 380 species, from 45 separate recording sheets, entered on the spreadsheet by 4.30pm. In the following days, records continued to flow in, some accompanied by excellent photos, and several new or unusual species were reported by the local experts. In total, nearly 1500 observations were submitted.
Join us at Newtown National Nature Reserve on Thursday 2nd June 2016 for this year's bioblitz.
See this link for more details
As in previous years, local specialists and recording enthusiasts packed into the Arreton Community Centre for the 10th Recordersí Conference on Saturday 6th February 2016 to hear speakers describing ongoing and proposed recording projects and the have the opportunity to exchange news.
In the Capturing our Coast project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, members of the public and scientists will work together to collect information about marine species. The local hub for this national project is the University of Portsmouth. A free training course is being arranged on the Island in the coming weeks, and there is the possibility of a further training course in the summer.
Full details will be supplied to those registering an interest via the website www.capturingourcoast.co.uk. Volunteers need to be 18 years of age or over.
Have a look at this link to a new website which is being developed by the Friends of Hersey Reserve at Seaview Duver, on the north coast of the Isle of Wight