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Recording Now Newsletter – Issue 2 – out now

The latest edition of ‘Recording Now’ the species recording newsletter from the IWLRC / iWatch Wildlife is available now. Find out more about new discoveries, recording stories, news and upcoming events here on the Island.

Change to Archaeology Talk

The talk on Saturday Feb 17th will be about The Vikings in Greenland and America.

Recorders’ Conference 2018

The Recorders’ Conference is on Saturday 3rd February 2 – 4.30pm in the Arreton Community Centre, Main Rd Arreton Parking is available next to the hall; if this area is full, there is overflow parking available at the primary school opposite.

 This year we have a range of shorter talks from a variety of speakers:

·         Bryophyte recording George Greiff

·         A new damselfly for the Island Jim Baldwin

·         iWatch wildlife: progress to date Tina Whitmore

·         Proposal for Biosphere Reserve for the Island Richard Grogan

·         Nightingale Recording Project Jamie Marsh

·         Under the Pier Ian Boyd

·         Plants on campsites Colin Pope

There will be the opportunity for questions after each talk, and an interval for tea and cake with the opportunity to look at displays and chat to other enthusiasts.

Please bring photographs or mounted specimens of last year‘s interesting Island wildlife finds (or items that provided a challenge to identify) to share with your fellow recorders on the Island Wildlife display table.

If your group or organisation would like to bring a display, please contact Anne Marston at lrc@iow.gov.uk by 30th January 2018 so display space in the hall can be allocated.

 

Dodnor Rediscovered – Volunteers wanted

You will be pleased to hear that the a recent bid to the HLF by Natural Enterprise was successful and with the HLF grant and funding from Vestas, the Island 2000 trust and Gift to Nature, Island 2000 are managing a project to learn more about the industrial archaeology and nature conservation at Dodnor Cement Kiln. Ruth Waller (Past Wight Heritage Consultancy) will be running the archaeological activities and Mark Russell (of Green Gym) will be running the nature conservation activities.

If you are interested in getting involved, or you know anyone who would be interested, please do contact the email addresses on the poster (link below) and feel free to let anyone else know who you think may be interested.

Dodnor Redicovered Volunteer advert

Water Blitz comes to the Isle of Wight…

Become a Citizen Scientist and help your local environment by taking part in the Isle of Wight Water Blitz and help to build up a map of water quality across the island! The Water Blitz will run between the 25th November and the 20th December.

You can be part of current scientific research by using quick and simple test kits to measure the levels of two widespread pollutants, nitrate and phosphate, in the Isle of Wight’s many ponds, ditches and streams.

Opening Event – 25th Nov (10am-12pm) @ Riverside Centre, Newport.

Join us for an introductory talk to the Water Blitz. Find out everything you need to know before collecting your kits and heading out to test your local freshwater habitats.

Find out more here: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/isle-of-wight-waterblitz/

 

‘Under the Pier’ final species tally…

It didn’t matter that it rained (again!) for the annual and hugely popular ‘Under the Pier’ event in Ryde led by the team at  Arc and Artecology. A steady stream of folks armed with nets and buckets set off (more…)

Events at Arreton Shipwreck Centre

The Maritime Archaeology Trust is offering interesting activities with opportunities to learn new skills during the week Sept. 25 – 29.

If interested contact

jacqueline.arnold@maritimearchaeologytrust.org

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Come and support one of new young botanists

Archaeology Saturday Sept 16th

Please note that the meeting advertised at Shalfleet church will not take place.

 

Look for Marine Life under Ryde Pier

There is an event taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd September from 2.30 to 4.30

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