Biological Recording

A guide to biological recording in the UK by Keiron Derek Brown

entoL!VE webinars bring the latest invertebrate subjects to the wider public. Our expert speakers cover cutting edge science, the latest conservation efforts and the status of British invertebrates in the form of interactive FREE virtual talks.

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What is a biological record? Find out about the four basic building blocks needed to create any biological record.

Record Resolution Learn how you can improve the quality of a biological record by the resolution of the the information captured.

Data Quality Learn how can you improve the quality of a biological record with additional types of information.

iRecord: An Introduction Learn what iRecord is and how it benefits naturalists, recording groups and biological record data quality.


365 Days of Earthworms

“Worms have played a more important part in the history of the world than most persons would at first suppose” Charles Darwin (1881) The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Actions of Worms It’s officially over… 2021 is behind us. As National Recorder for Earthworms it’s my responsibility to process all of the earthworm records…

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NFBR Conference 2021

This spring the National Forum for Biological Recording (NFBR) will be exploring ‘Outside the Honeypot: Wildlife recording in the urban world’, with a 2-day virtual conference showcasing some fantastic projects and initiatives about wildlife recording in habitats that we tend to think of as reserved for humans. A conference for everyone… naturalists, volunteers and professionals…

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Data-Flow – The journey of a record

By sharing biological records it opens up the potential benefit that a record can have to nature and the environment through analysis, research and the production of resources (such as a distribution atlas). Throughout the years, the number of organisations involved in the collection and dissemination of biodiversity data has increased and diversified, leaving biological…

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Big Garden Birdwatch

My interest in wildlife goes back as far as I can remember and the credit for this goes to my father who would often take me, my brother, my sister and our dogs on walks in the woods and along the beach. In particular, my dad would point out birds and pass on the knowledge…

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Coming soon…
  • Updated guidance.
  • More topics.
  • iRecord guidance.
Using biological records

The UK has a long history of love for, and fascination with, its natural heritage

State of Nature Report 2019

Watch this space

This site is currently under development and will be re-launched in early 2021.

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