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2013 Bioblitzes - a roaring success despite some dodgy weather conditions. Bioblitz results, info and links >>
Online species recording with Living Record - launched this year. Details >>
State of the Natural Environment report 2012 - Brownfield sites - can now be downloaded >>
GCER news archives
Invasive pond plants banned from sale
A new law came into effect from 1st April, banning sales of five problematic pond plants. For some years it has been illegal to cause these to grow in the wild - but not to sell them in garden centres. These have provided a source of new introductions from unsuspecting purchasers.
If discarded into the wider environment the “infamous 5” can become an expensive nuisance to people and a threat to native aquatic species. Plants, animals and fish get crowded out and/or literally suffocated by the volume of plant growth.
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Grab a Glos Grid Reference!
Many recorders will be familiar with the Grab a Grid Ref maps on the Bedfordshire Natural History Society website.
BNHS web developer Keith Balmer kindly provides the code to be used by others who want to have a locally-distinct grid reference finder map on their site. Our version can be used on mobile devices with GPS. Check it out>>
Ash Dieback appears to be here to stay; for more info - and how to spot and record Chalara fraxinea infections - try the Ashtag Project >>