Many planting schemes with an ecological input specify that native species should be used, and for very good reasons too. There is a problem with native planting, however, in that indigenous trees and shrubs in the UK are limited in number and very few of them provide a food resource for invertebrates during the winter months. Climate amelioration means that more invertebrates are going to be active during winter months, especially in towns and cities. But will there be enough food to sustain them?
AudioMoth is a low-cost, full-spectrum acoustic logger. The firmware and software for the AudioMoth are open source (and programmable) and free to download. Over the coming weeks and months, Alar Ecology will be carrying out tests on the AudioMoth, to see how well it performs.
Date posted: 30 April 2018
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Winter tends to be the off season for bat ecologists. And why not? By early October, most surveyors are pretty frazzled. In any case, bats hibernate in the winter don't they? So why waste time and effort 'looking' for them? Any results are likely to be abnormal and therefore incapable of informing anything useful.
Though still a familiar garden bird, Greenfinch has declined by 59 per cent in the UK in just 10 years, prompting concerns for its status. Should the current rate of decline continue, Greenfinch could be moved straight to the Red List in the next update.
Bird Photographer of the Year is a competition that celebrates the artistry of bird photography and promotes conservation by contributing directly to the British Trust for Ornithology to support their conservation research.