Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre

Useful resources and links for recorders

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Wildside legacy library and equipment for loan
Wildside legacy library and equipment for loan

NBRC Recorders Library

Based at our Lings Office the NBRC, thanks to our Heritage Lottery Funded WILDside Project, holds an extensive specialist library of recording guides, keys, and equipment. View the kit and titles available and to access the library please contact us.

Northamptonshire (VC32) County Recorders (updated 07/2020)

Our local expert county recorders are taxon specialists, active in promoting recording and supporting local recorders in their submissions as well as working closely with the record centre team in maintaining a complete, current, quality (validated) database. You can keep up do date with finds and local trends by signing up to our newsletter, joining the WILDside recording community on facebook.

The following guides have been produced by county recorders for local ID and recording support:

Wildlife Recording Handbook
An Introduction to British Garden Bee Identification
Waterbug Family Key and ID guide

Need some specific help in ID or want to know how to get involved?

The following county recorders are happy to be contacted, please note they all give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.

*Please remember to submit your records

Email addresses are disguised for security reasons, please replace ‘[at]’ with ‘@’ for the correct email address.

 

Northants County Recorder Information

Group

County Recorder? 

County Recorder Name(s) 

Email Address

Website

Bryophytes

Yes

Rachel Carter

carter.rh[at]gmail.com

 

Butterflies

Yes

David James

dave.b.james[at]outlook.com

http://www.davidjameswildlifediary.com/

Moths

Yes

Mark Hammond

mark.hammond1966[at]hotmail.co.uk

http://www.northamptonshiremoths.org.uk/home.htm

Diptera

Yes

John Showers

Showersjohn[at]gmail.com

http://northantsdiptera.blogspot.com/

Water Bugs

Yes

Kev Rowley

kevrowley[at]live.co.uk

https://sites.google.com/site/northantswaterbugs/

Vascular Plants

Yes

Alyson Freeman and Brian Laney

alysonfreeman0[at]gmail.com

brian.laney[at]gmail.com

https://bsbi.org/northamptonshire

Dragonflies

Yes

Mark Tyrell

 

https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/areas/united-kingdom/england/bedfordshire-cambridgeshire-northamptonshire-and-peterborough/northamptonshire/

Birds

Yes

Jon Cook

joncooknorthantsbirds[at]gmail.com

 

2019 and 2020 records to Chris Coe coe613[at]btinternet

 

Topical news of sightings of scarce birds can be sent to Mike Alibone alibone.mike[at]gmail.com

https://joncookbirding.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

https://northantsbirds.com/

Hymenoptera – bees, wasps and ants

Yes

Ryan Clark

ryanclarkecology[at]gmail.com

 

https://www.ryanclarkecology.co.uk/

Northamptonshire's draft checklist and species richness maps

Hymenoptera – sawflies

No

 

 

 

Amphibians and Reptiles

Yes

Brian Laney

brian.laney[at]gmail.com

 

Fungi

No

 

Please contact us for local experts

 

Lichens

Yes

Ivan Pedley

ivan.pedley[at]gmail.com

 

Mammals

Yes

Phil Richardson

Prichabat[at]aol.com

 

Badgers

Yes

Northamptonshire Badger Group

Northantsbadgerrecorder[at]gmail.com

http://www.northamptonshirebadgers.co.uk/

Coleoptera

Yes

 

 

 

Trichoptera

No

 

 

 

Spiders

Yes

Tony White

Diaea[at]yahoo.co.uk

 

Hemiptera

No

 

 

 

Orthoptera

No

 

 

 

Ticks (Acaria)

Yes

Ivan Pedley

ivan.pedley[at]gmail.com

 

 

Nationally, there are many organisations who offer resources and support as can be seen on the Biological Records Centre (BRC) Directory.

 

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Wildlife Trust BCN logo

 

 

 

 

Our host the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire offers identification and monitoring skills training courses to develop your natural history skills and learn ‘hands-on’ about the special wildlife in our region.