Submitted by Charlie Bell on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:32
We're delighted to report that FSC has a new publication - 'Shropshire Craneflies'. As well as being an up-to-date cranefly distribution atlas for Shropshire, it also includes a set of identification keys to the 245 taxa recorded in the county. Read more....
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:02
Do you know an outstanding biological recorder or group? Why not nominate them for a UK Award? In their second year, these national awards have been set up by the National Biodiversity Network in partnership with the Biological Records Centre and the National Forum for Biological Recording and are generously sponsored by Swarovski Optik UK. They seek to recognise significant achievement and to celebrate success in biological recording.
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:23
Museum collections are an invaluable tool for taxonomists and biological recorders alike. As well as being invaluable, they are often under-valued and under-used. We should cherish and value our museum collections - and their curators - especially when so many of them are under increasing pressure.
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 14:34
Returning to moth recording after a gap of too many years to count, I took a fancy to build a cheap, lightweight moth trap to use at a favourite nearby locality, Rutland Water. Reducing the cost to a minimum soon became an expensive additional aspect to my hobby.
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:31
I have a feeling I'm arriving a little late to the word cloud party. But this week I've discovered the wonderful world of wordle (try saying that out loud a few times!) and it seems I can't get enough of it!
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:08
It's been a couple of months since the launch of the Shropshire Springtail Atlas Project, so it's a good time to take stock and see where we've got to so far. Click through for some facts and figures on the Atlas Project to date...
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:09
Last week the FSC's Biodiversity team, including Tom.bio, attended the NBN's 2015 Conference in York. It was an inspirational and poignant two days, following so closely after the untimely death of NBN CEO John Sawyer earlier this month.
Submitted by Charlie Bell on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 09:53
Last week was a week of spiders. Spiders in the classroom, spiders in the field, spiders in the lab! It was all part of our spider training programme, which Tom.bio is running in conjunction with the Shropshire Spider Group.