- 22 May 2013 - 2:18pm — Martin Harvey
A new report has been launched today, assessing "The State of Nature" in the UK. Put together by a range of wildlife and conservation organisations, and drawing on a wealth of data including records from the recording schemes that iSpot works with, this new report provides a comprehensive view of what's happening to our wildlife.
- 16 May 2013 - 12:59pm — Janice A
We are seeking a Biodiversity Mentor for Scotland who will support groups, organisations, schemes and societies and the public more generally in the use of iSpot so that the largest number of people in Scotland can get the greatest benefit from the website.
- 9 May 2013 - 1:11pm — Martin Harvey
The latest in the successful series of OPAL surveys is launched today, focusing on tree health.
The survey aims to find out about a range of pests and diseases associated with Oak, Ash and Horse Chestnut. As with all the OPAL surveys, some great materials have been developed to guide you through the survey and help identify the trees and the pests/diseases that you might find.
All survey materials, and the online form for recording what you find, are at:
The full range of OPAL surveys is available at:
- 3 May 2013 - 5:00pm — Martin Harvey
This year we are celebrating 100 years of the British Ecological Society! iSpot will be joining in the celebrations during the summer, but things are kicking off with a series of events at festivals around the country.
- 2 May 2013 - 2:49pm — Martin Harvey
There have been occasional observations relating to geology posted on iSpot, but strictly speaking that's outside iSpot's wildlife remit of course. Now there's a chance to get involved with a new project that will allow you to find out more about rocks and minerals, and ask any questions you may have.
- 15 April 2013 - 1:02pm — Martin Harvey
Some new OPAL identification guides have been produced as part of the OPAL taxonomy project. The guides are designed to be simple introductions to particular species groups to provide a ‘way in’ for beginners (they are not comprehensive, but are a really useful starting point to become familiar with a group).
The new guides cover Spiders in Your Home, Bats in Flight, Ferns on Walls and Bee Orchids and their relatives.
The new guides (plus the full range of previous ones) can be downloaded from the OPAL website:
- 20 March 2013 - 1:11pm — Martin Harvey
The National Trust is coordinating the Outdoor Nation campaign, aimed at getting kids outdoors and exploring their environment.
Evidence has been accumulating that children are losing touch with the natural world, and the Outdoor Nation campaign is gathering ideas and support to turn the tide.
- 25 February 2013 - 12:48pm — Martin Harvey
Over the last few months several more organisations have joined us by having 'badged' representatives on iSpot - a warm welcome to all, and many thanks to the people who have offered to represent them:
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