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.
Welcome to all for this year's programme. No need to reserve a place, but please communicate about car-sharing. You do not need to be a member of the BSBI, just interested in plants and understand that you come at your own risk.
This year we will be getting to under-recorded tetrads, or to be more precise tetrads where there are no records! All of them are in the far west or the deep south of the county.
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:
Here's the April issue (110). Another spring to celebrate (with the odd glimpse of the winter as well). Your "firsts" are coming in thick and fast - wheatears, chiff-chaffs, violets - with plenty to come we're sure, cuckoos, swallows - the usual April suspects.
And please note and tell your Welsh speaking friends (and learners of course) that they will be more than welcome to our WiciNatur day on 6 May in Plas Tan y Bwlch, a workshop celebrating species recording online in Welsh. Book now, places are filling fast.
A useful website covering this important welsh flora.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG