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New Year Plant Hunt

The dates for the New Year Plant Hunt have just been announced by BSBI.

The IWNHAS Botany Group expedition is planned for Saturday 29th December. (more…)

Congratulations George!

We are delighted to announce that IWNHAS member George Greiff has won the 2018 National Biodiversity Network’s Adult Newcomer Award for wildlife recording beating 5 other shortlisted candidates in this category. (more…)

Secrets of the Solent Project seeks marine volunteers…

The Hampshire & IW Wildlife Trust are looking for volunteers to get involved with species surveying, monitoring and marine wildlife engagement through their new ‘Secrets of the Solent’ Project. For more information on the project and ways to get involved click here.

Tooth Fungi in Firestone Copse

Pat Luckett was in Firestone Copse on 2nd November and photographed this handsome group of rare tooth fungi

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George Greiff shortlisted for national award

Local Naturalist George Greiff has made the National Shortlist for the Adult Newcomer category in the 2018 National Biodiversity Network Awards for biological recording and information sharing.

George, who has recently embarked on his first year of a Degree at Oxford was nominated for his outstanding contribution to our local knowledge of distribution and abundance of lower plants on the Island (Mosses, Lichens and Liverworts). (more…)

Archaeology Talk October 20th: Change of subject

Please note change of subject.

Tima and venue is the same.

Time detectives: How the humans connected with the past.

Last month we looked at the basic beginnings of our species, and what they were doing in Britain in the last half a million years. The other side of the equation, of course, being who was recording these events and trying to make sense of how we all got here. Enter The Archaeologist!

Waders & Brent Goose survey call for recorders

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are looking to update the current Waders & Brent Goose Strategy. They are looking for volunteer surveyors to identify the network of sites that are of high importance. The plan is to cover the north coast of the Island and the Medina. If anyone is interested please contact Jamie Marsh jamie.marsh@hiwwt.org.uk or Ruth Kernohan at ruth.kernohan@hiwwt.org.uk.

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.

New Hemiptera records, August 2018

Some new observations of True Bugs (Hemiptera) by lain Outlaw.

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Black Locust Gall Midge

Black Locust Gall Midge (Obolodiplosis robiniae) on the Isle of Wight and some interesting parasitoids

Iain Outlaw

Although I was aware of this gall midge I hadn’t previously looked for it. In June I noticed several False-acacia or Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) trees in flower on Shanklin Big Mead so I had a look for the galls. The large trees were not easy to examine but fortunately there were also lots of self-seeded saplings close by. Checking those saplings the galls were immediately obvious so several were collected for examination. (more…)