Communal sheep folds: Buarth Fro Wen (image: Nigel Beidas)
Luis’ Patagonian birds: the diucon
A fine tope near Llanystymdwy
Ballooning money spiders at Cors Erddreiniog
An Anglesey Aurora and some historic Welsh northern lights
More about bird-decorated clocks
Sort and long term erodion in southern Llyn
Fungi galore in Fairyland
Common darter - how late is ‘late’?
Quotes from the quagmire
Darwin’s pink snow on the increase
Erosion in Llandudno
We’d love to congratulate Andrew Graham, vice county butterfly recorder for Meirionnydd, for being awarded the NBN Wildlife Recording Award (Terrestrial) at this year’s NBN Conference on 24th November. Andrew’s nomination was submitted by us and so it’s fabulous to see North Wales honoured in this prestigious national award.
The award is recognition of Andrew’s hard work and dedication to recording and collating wildlife data, with a particular passion for butterflies and moths. He has been County Recorder for over 20 years, currently covering moths for Meirionnydd, and butterflies for Meirionnydd, Anglesey and Caernarfonshire. His friendly manner has helped countless volunteers across North Wales, whilst his fabulous website helps those interested in Lepidoptera, containing up-to-date information compiled and shared by Andrew.
Cofnod would like to say a massive thank you to Andrew, for his amazing efforts verifying records and sharing over half of million records with us.
Well done Andrew!
CEH and partners are developing an interesting online tool to help recorders identify areas worth investigating for recording. The model takes habitat, surrounding records and access into account.
The "Early Access" version works for Butterflies and Day-flying Moths.
Definitely a tool worth checking as it develops.
Pete Boardman from the Cranefly Recording Scheme will be leading a two-day Cranefly course in North Wales in June 2022.
Day-1 will be spent in the field at two sites demonstrating sampling methods (Anglesey & Snowdonia).
Day-2 will be in the lab learning how to identify specimens.
We'll be running this course with the carneddau Project.
More information and bookings will be available nearer the event.
The turbulent night of 28 September 2021
Luis Carrizo’s birds of Welsh Patagonia: lesser rhea
Old exotic bird clocks
Seaweed from the north: a free harvest
The cornflower bolete: once in a blue moon
A wandering water beetle calls by
Inspiring autumn: your pictures
Moon watching from the Wirral
Cavalry versus ships: a taste of winter 1795
The height of fashion
Naming the hovers
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is a national wildlife charity dedicated to the conservation of our native amphibians and reptiles. They are looking to recruit a part time Seasonal Field Officer to join the small north Wales reserves team. This position will be based in Flintshire, north Wales and will be for 5 months (January to end May 2022). The post holder will be involved in great crested newt survey work (primarily April and May) as well as practical conservation work on a small suite of nature reserves in the Buckley area. The post holder will also work with our teams of volunteers. This post is for 3 days per week (hours to vary). Salary £18,895.00 per annum pro rata.
Closing date: 9am Monday 22nd November 2021
Interview date: Thursday 2nd December 2021
For further information please visit their website.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG