Sion Dafis has received his new microscope with help from the Cofnod Grant for Biological Recording. Sion will be using this for bee identification in North Wales.
This grant fund is still open, so please visit our website if you have a biological recording need in North Wales.
Latest news on Odonata in North Wales.
Get an overview of the British spider fauna.
Learn about their biology, ecology, behaviour, identification and field recording techniques.
Indoor and field based course.
This free course is funded by Wales Biodiversity Partnership and is in association with Cofnod.
To book contact Ben Mullen at BIS.
Two different surveys you might like to have a go at:
FIT Count: A simple systematic survey to engage a wider range of volunteers, collecting data on abundance and flower visitation of pollinators to target flower species from a specified list.
1km square surveys: A systematic survey of pollinators and floral resources with a core set of 75 monitoring sites (randomly allocated 1km squares), stratified on cropped and non-cropped land across England, Wales and Scotland.
For details on how to get involved, please visit the CEH website.
Wendy Mcarthy (Caernarfonshire BSBI VC plant recorder) has received her tickets for a recording trip to Ynys Enlli. Wendy successfully applied for a Cofnod Grant for Biological Recording for these tickets.
Welsh wildlife news on seals, climate etc...
Today Henry Cook, Anglesey Fens Living Landscape Officer, was presented with two trail cameras and identification guides for use on this exciting project.
It's great to see this Cofnod Grant for Biological Recorders' being put to good use, and it'll be interesting to see what species are discovered during the project.
Click here to download an editable grant application form.
Enfys Ecology are looking for an experienced ecologist to work on bats.
Closing date 4th February 2019.
Location: Mold, North Wales.
Please find the first issue of the Wales Biodiversity Partnerships Invasive Non-native Species Group newsletter attached. Here you’ll find latest news, hot topics, legislation and policy updates, partner projects and events relating to INNS in Wales.
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This is a two year survey organised by the RSPB and the Welsh Ornithological Society (WOS).
This species, now considered to be quite uncommon in some parts of Wales is one of the priority species identified by WOS as needing further survey work.
The Welsh Coordinator is Anne Brenchley (use email address shown to contact her) and some local coordinators are in place in North Wales, Pembrokeshire, Glamorgan, the Gower and Brecon.
The main part of the survey is to visit any of the 2x2km squares identified by the RSPB just prior to the main breeding season and play Willow Tit calls and record responses and sightings.
If you would like further details or want to take part then please contact Anne in the first instance.
All records of both Willow Tit and Marsh Tit are welcome and any photographs are an added bonus as these may help to distinguish between the two species if the recorder is uncertain.
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