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Fungi

New issue of ‘Recording Now’ species recording newsletter available

Issue 4 of ‘Recording Now’ featuring species recording news, events and updates from the Isle of Wight by iWatchWildlife and the IW Local Records Centre is now available to read / download here.

BioBlitz 2018 – The results are in! 

405 species were observed and named – with possibly another name to come.  It was a great team effort; many thanks to all who submitted records, stayed up late and/or got up early, and persisted with identifying or confirming unusual species!

A full report and photographs of the day:  https://iwnhas.org/bioblitz-2018-the-results-are-in/

The final species list: Bioblitz Species List 2018

BioBlitz 2018 – Saturday12th May

This year the IW Bioblitz  is planned to be part of a larger community event Hullabaloo in The Bay during the weekend of 12th and 13th May 2018.

The 12th is the principal Bioblitz slot – where we’ll be recording 10am to 4pm for the majority of groups, with the evenings (Fri 11th & Sat 12th) available for those of you specialising in nocturnal species.

There are 2 main survey areas to explore:

·        The reedbeds and grazing marshes, wet woodlands and ponds and ditches (plus the boating lagoon), around Brown’s and off behind the zoo

·        The foreshore, intertidal and soft cliffs from the Sandown library to Culver – including several large areas on the red cliff where you can easily get up into the wilder parts from the beach below or from the coastal path above. Low tide is at about 3.30pm on Saturday.

The Recording Hub will be based in the vicinity of Dinosaur Isle as part of the ‘Discovery Bay’ area (look out for the IWNHAS & iWatchWildlife Flags). There will be a supply of recording sheets as in past years for those who wish to use them, and also plant recording cards, ID charts and books plus some field equipment and microscopes.

Please do contact Anne Marston – anne.marston@iow.gov.uk to confirm if you would like to come and be involved in the recording effort as we need to arrange car park passes asap.

If you are part of a group who would like to contribute some walks or other activities during the event, it would be best to contact suggest you Ian Boyd –  ian@arc-consulting.co.uk directly if this isn’t already in hand.

Marine experts recording by Arc Consulting

Marine life ID by Arc Consulting

Looking forward to seeing you there and making some records!

Wildlife recording

Annual Fungus Foray – Correction to Programme entry

Parking for the foray on Saturday 8th October is at JERSEY CAMP (not Lock’s Farm) The Grid ref in the programme SZ443908 is correct.

Recent Fungi Meetings

We’ve been to fungi meetings at Firestone Copse,Borthwood Copse and Parkhurst Forest recently and we’ve put together an album on Flickr of some of our finds. Most are labelled.To bring up the names, hold the mouse on the left hand side of the image.

Dave and Hazel Trevan

 

Flammulina velutipes var velutipes

Bumper Annual Fungus Foray

Our fungus foray on Saturday 3rd October on the Osborne Estate was a great success. We were joined by several experienced mycologists from the mainland: Alan Outen from Bedfordshire and members of the Hampshire Fungus Recording Group. We had superb weather and we recorded in total some 200 species, a record number for us.

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Exciting new fungus find

Dave Dana has discovered one of our rarest fungi in private woodland at Appuldurcombe. (more…)