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Millipede, Centipede and Woodlice Workshop 2017

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Big Butterfly Count 2017

http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/about This year again, we need you to help us and count our butterflies! As they react very quickly to climate and environment changes, their distribution is essential to understand biological and natural processes. Besides, it will help us identifying

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App review – iRecord Butterflies

If you want to develop you identification skills for plants and animals, then using your mobile is much easier then lugging around reference books. This week I have been using iRecord Butterflies to see how useful their identification guide is.

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Giving Back to Nature Event

Get involved on the 23rd July to help survey flora and fauna on the Bee Field!  Location: Bee Field at Bolivot, St Saviour  Timings:  10:00 -13:00 Run by the Jersey Beekeepers Association who intention to run this as an annual event. This

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A first for Jersey – Snail surveys

I am doing some slug and land snail surveys in order to discover the diversity and richness of the island. This involves identifying and recording a group of organisms about which we currently know very little. Indeed, no data have

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Slow Worm’s in Jersey

(Written by Aurelie, Student at the Jersey Biodiversity Centre 2018.) Sunday, I assisted with a lizard survey near La Grève de Lecq and I was very lucky because I discovered a slow worm. It looks like a grass snake, but

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Conservation and Tourism – International Biological Diversity Day

  (Written by: Sarah Maguire May 2017) Biodiversity in Jersey draws people from around the world. We are a unique island with a rich marine ecosystem, a hot spot for bird spotters and have flora and fauna species that are

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Red Valerian – Centranthus ruber

Researched and written by Dominic Hodnett for the Jersey Biodiversity Centre, May 2017.   Red Valerian is perhaps one of Jersey’s most common and well known summer flowers, adorning walls, hedge banks and stony ground from May until September.  A

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Violets in Jersey

  Researched and written by Dominic Hodnett for the Jersey Biodiversity Centre, April 2017. Perhaps one of the easiest and most common wildflowers to spot in Jersey during springtime is the violet, with its charismatic, bluish-purple flowers and heart-shaped leaves.

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Watch out for tadpoles

  Now is the time of year you can witness tadpoles if your lucky enough to have pond in your garden or at school. We recently went pond dipping at D’Auvergne school where we found loads of tadpoles in the first stage of their development

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