“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 recordsContinue reading “365 Days of Earthworms”
Understanding the genomes of living organisms helps us to better understand their biology, ecology and behaviour. In this blog Keiron explains how he worked with Oxford University to get more British earthworm species sequenced.
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 professionalsContinue reading “NFBR Conference 2021”
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 biologicalContinue reading “Data-Flow – The journey of a record”
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 knowledgeContinue reading “Big Garden Birdwatch”
Britain is very lucky to have a rich history in biological recording. Natural history was a popular pastime in Victorian Britain and our taxonomists were (and still are) responsible for the description and recording of species across the world. As a result of this history, the UK has a well developed network of organisations involved inContinue reading “Who’s who of biological recording”
The first question that any biological recorder needs answered is what constitutes a biological record?
This blog explains the basic four components of any biological record.