Cofnod, our equivalent organisation in North Wales are running their 2014 conference on 22/10/2014. This is an all day event with speakers talking on subjects across the whole gamut of biodiversity and recording topics in North Wales. The 2014 Cofnod Conference includes a great mix of speakers with a wide range of wildlife expertise. The … Continue reading Cofnod Conference 2014
Carmarthenshire Biodiversity Partnership is looking for people to survey old grasslands such as cemeteries, unfertilised lawns and and old unimproved grasslands for fungi, specifically the colourful Waxcaps (Hygrocybe sp.) that occur in these habitats.
Click on this post to see the 2014 circulated flyer on what to do if you find a stranded Shearwater in Pembrokeshire. If you find one you can also submit the record to us here at WWBIC.
A Wales wide hedgehog survey is being undertaken by the Mammal Society. They need your help in locating these charismatic creatures as records are very thin on the ground. Any sightings should be passed on to the Project Officer, Becky at email@example.com . There is also the option of getting involved further by undertaking a … Continue reading MaMoNet – Hedgehog Survey
Dr Dan Forman of the Swansea Ecology Research Team (SERT) is looking for mustelid corpses to help with his research. Please contact Dan directly at the Dept. of Biosciences at Swansea University 01792 265445. Please DO NOT send them to us!
Sausage Beard-lichen Usnea articulata seems to be spreading after a period of decline. Natural Resources Wales are looking for records of this species from South and West Wales. An excellent poster which will help you identify it and how to report it can be obtained from this link: Sausage Beard-lichen Info Sheet. This is the first … Continue reading The Search for Sausage Beard-lichen
During the past year, Cofnod, the Local Record Centre for North Wales, and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) have been developing an online Atlas for Wales. Not only can you view records at 10km and 1km square resolution, you can add records directly to the Atlas. All the LRCs in Wales have access to records … Continue reading Wales Online Amphibian and Reptile Atlas
The Vincent Wildlife Trust have a new project: People and Pine Martens in Wales
This British Mycological Society project is continuing for a further year, and is looking at distribution and associations of 6 common fungi species: Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus), Jelly Ear/Jew’s Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae), Blushing bracket (Daedaleopsis confragosa) Stump puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme) and Yellow stagshorn (Calocera viscosa). Further information on the project can … Continue reading Common Fungi Project 2012
A new website has been launched by a consortium of partners to rapidly capture records of Chinese mitten Crab. http://mittencrabs.org.uk/ The site will help with the identification of this invasive and highly destructive species and there is a link to enable you to submit records online which will help to ensure records are quickly verified … Continue reading Mitten Crab Recording Project