Articles by Oisín Duffy
100,000th Record through Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal 2021 A significant milestone was reached recently when the number of records submitted through Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal in 2021 passed the 100,000 mark. The 100,000th record was of Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) or Crobh éin as Gaeilge and was from “Wood of O Bog” in Co. Offaly.
Spring Flowers Project 2021 Newsletter What is it? This project is a joint initiative between the BSBI and the National Biodiversity Data Centre which was kicked off in 2017 and comprises an agreement between both parties to target 16 easily identifiable spring flowers for recording, along with the provision of a special on-line recording form
For the Festival of Farmland Biodiversity we have some guest blogs written by people involved in farming and farmland biodiversity. In our first to these blogs Bruce Thomson tells us about the importance of dung beetle We owe so much to the 40+ species of dung beetles that live in and under our dung pats