The third season of the National Plant Monitoring Scheme is well underway with volunteers up and down the country going out to visit their squares. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to promote the NPMS over the past two years, we now have over 1100 volunteers taking part as well as a network of 20 NPMS Mentors.
Our latest newsletter is available.
More help please:
There are still lots of squares available for surveying so we would be hugely grateful if you can use your communication channels to promote the scheme again using either the newsletter (link above) or the attached NPMS flyer. The live map on the NPMS website shows the squares that are available:
This is a permanent post of four days per week. Salary, dependent on skills and experience of the selected candidate, will be up to £24,000 pro rata.
Closing date for applications: midday on Monday 17th July
Candidates selected for interview: Monday 24th July
Interviews: Wednesday 2nd August
This simple survey will allow you to do a mini health check on your pond, find out what is currently thriving under the surface and learn a bit more about what species you find.
Visit their website for details on how to get involved.
The Wales Biodiversity Partnership is offering a small grant to all Vice County Recorders in Wales. This can be used towards the purchase of identification books, keys, CDs, or other small equipment.
A claim can be up to £25, and may only be claimed once in each financial year (Claims for 2017-18 must be submitted by 21st March 2018).
Here we are again, the May issue (111). Plenty to interest you we're sure. A simple message this month: the WiciNatur workshop approaches (to remind you, 6 May in Plas Tan y Bwlch). There are still places to fill - Welsh learners welcome.
Lots of news on North Wales Odonata events across the region.
Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century. You can help to monitor how the UK's bats are currently faring by taking part in the Bat Conservation Trust's National Bat Monitoring Programme surveys which involve observing these fascinating mammals in your local area. Anyone can take part, from beginners to experts. From simple bat spotting surveys to bat detector surveys and counts at roosts, there is something for volunteers of all experience levels to get out and enjoy.
Visit their website for more information on how to take part.
We’re pleased to announce the recent launch of the NBN Atlas Wales, part of the roll out of regional Atlases to replace the NBN Gateway, which closed at the end of March.
As one of the NBN’s Data Partners, Cofnod has shared over 600,000 species records managed by us with the Atlas. Our Profile Page gives you details of the data we have shared. Although the Atlas provides a range of functionality previously unavailable on the Gateway, it is however worth noting the following:
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG