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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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Reptile Spotting Guide

With the sunny weather, temperatures rising and the arrival of spring there have been more and more reptile records coming in through the Facebook pages – Jersey Wildlife and through our online form. Its surprising on such a small island

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Spring has Sprung with Butterflies

Spring is finally here! Not only is the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer but we are starting to get our first butterfly records in. In Jersey we have a scheme for recording butterflies named Jersey Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, that has

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Société Jersiaise’s Seagrass Lecture

  The Société Jersiaise Marine Biology Section are holding their annual public lecture on Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm, no.7 Pier Road. Entry is free  The talk is held by Dr Richard Unsworth who is an eminent scientist in the world

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Jersey Toadwatch – Get involved 2017!

The Jersey toad (Bufo spinosus, known locally as the Crapaud) has an iconic status and was once a familiar sight in island ponds and waterways. Recently numbers have declined and so, since 2005, conservationists have been using information from Jersey residents to

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Spring and Snowdrops

Snowdrops “Né v’lo l’èrnouvé ― les bouonnefemmes sont dêhalées” At this time of year, common snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) can be found throughout Jersey’s countryside, marking the arrival of spring. Snowdrops thrive in hedgerows and woodlands which are dark in the

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