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BioBlitz 2019 Final Tally and Species List

The annual Isle of Wight BioBlitz took place this year at Haseley Manor Nature Reserve on Sunday 7th July. Though not a public event this time, there was a good turn-out of interested members of the IWNHAS and more Recorders came together than at any previous Bioblitz event.

The final tally of species records for the event stands as 484 – which is very impressive considering the difficult weather conditions during the day on Sunday. The full list can be viewed and downloaded here: Bioblitz_2019_Final Species List.

 

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.

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…)

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.