Earlier this year I received a couple of butterfly records from a survey carried out near King’s Cliffe in 2022. A Meadow Brown and a Small Tortoiseshell. However, this record really stood out because, amazingly, they were mating. Not mating with members of their own species but mating with each other!
Are you interested in learning about wildlife recording?
NBRC, in partnership with the Rockingham Forest Vision and the National Lottery Heritage fund, will be hosting a Free
Are you interested in Invertebrates?
The Northamptonshire Invertebrate group is running a series of field trips this year and is looking for keen invertebrate recorders to come and join them. Beginners looking to learn about recording are welcome to attend and develop their skills.
It will soon be time to look out for and report beeflies in Northants. They usually emerge in mid-late March but it is possible that some could be found in late February in mild, sheltered spots. Until 2018, we only had one species in Northants. This was the widespread Dark-edged Beefly, Bombylius major.
Biological Record Centre Data must stand up to legal scrutiny; thus, the team must ensure completeness, accuracy and precision in the database. Biological record validation & verification is an ongoing process.
Annual 'flowering' plant hunt to start off the recording year.
We are firmly heading into the ideal ‘maximum pond boundary’ gathering season for our ‘Look out for …Ponds’ Survey. Knowing the area of each pond aids us to map the water resources for our wildlife and feed into species modelling.
Camera traps have given us a new view of the shyer species living alongside us. Help Northants as a ‘trapper’ by uploading your footage and as a ‘spotter’ by reviewing footage and identifying the species for biological records. Work together in our ‘Look out for…mammals’ with Mammal Web. Protection starts with what we know.
Collect once – and use infinitely! How you can work with the NBRC to submit your ecological reports, and support the wider ecology profession with quality comprehensive data for good decision making.