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Isle of Wight Moth Report 2018

The Isle of Wight Moth Report 2018 is now available, and can be downloaded here.
Isle of Wight Moth Report 2018
Iain Outlaw says: “In what turned out to be a good year for moth recording there was a slow start to the season. The first three months of the year were particularly poor with overall numbers and species diversity lower than normal.

“A prolonged spell of hot dry weather in June and July saw a big change in moth numbers and a decent run of migrant moths. (more…)

New Issue of ‘Recording Now’ available

The next issue of the Island’s species recording newsletter ‘Recording Now’ is now available.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email iwatchwildlife@gmail.com.

Help needed at Brading Roman Villa

The villa will be hosting an exhibition from the British Museum called Hoards: The Hidden History of Britain.

It will run from June 29th to September 28th.

Volunteers are needed to steward the exhibition.

No knowledge or experience is needed as basically you just need to sit in the room and be available.

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Winter twigs Saturday 2nd March

The Botany group meeting planned for Appley Park on Saturday 2nd March will help you learn how to identify winter twigs of trees and shrubs using a specially designed recording sheet. (more…)

Recorders’ Conference 2019

The annual IW Recorders’ Conference is set to make a return next month Saturday 2nd February, 2pm – 4:30pm at Arreton Community Centre. As usual, there will be a packed programme of presentations showcasing current species related projects and surveys, displays and of course delicious cakes and tea during the interval. (more…)

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…)