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A welcome page for those new to and a short account of what we're about.
Page showing all the latest updates to the website during the current year. Many pages are frequently updated, sometimes on a daily basis, which is something we have become well known for over the years.
Our most popular pages are our photo galleries. These thumbnail galleries have been constructed and developed over many years and have been designed to be as 'novice' friendly as possible, to try and help make identification easier. They are often used by many people across the UK as their first source of identification and have an extremely good reputation with many UK naturalists. Clicking on any thumbnail will take you to one of nearly 3,200 individual species pages, so there's plenty of interest.
There is a wide range of pdf files available which we have written and compiled over the years. These are available to download and include a number of regularly updated county species lists and atlases never published before. We have often specialised in the more neglected Orders, producing pdf lists and atlases on Nottinghamshire's Myriapoda, Isopoda, Arachnida, Pseudoscorpion and Opilione fauna.
Provides links to all invertebrate sections and individual pages.
Approximately 50 pages available, aimed at providing direct identification help between similar, or difficult to separate species, plus photographic comparison of particular invertebrate families. Some of these pages have been written following specific requests, after visitors to failed to find any easy comparison resources in books or on the internet at the time.
A selection of pages featuring some of the less well known sites in Nottinghamshire, with habitats warranting further recording and study. In some need of updating with new sites, most of the sites featured, would probably yield more to interest the entomologist than the ornithologist. But those with a wider interest, will certainly benefit from a visit to any of these sites during the Spring and Summer months.

Sites currently featured include the former Gedling Pit Top, now a country park and greatly reduced in habitat, Shirebrook Pit Wood, showing how our former colliery sites should have been done and Rushpool Open Space in Forest Town, Mansfield.
Thanks to an increasing number of recorders and contributors, we continue to receive records contributing to the invertebrate distribution maps for VC56 (Nottinghamshire) which we produce and publish here on After a number of years, these maps have become increasingly representative of species' distribution within the county. As such, local naturalists are now able to research the distribution of nearly 2,900 species, which is something we never had available to us a decade ago.
New visitors to often wonder why a website with an ornithological title is actually all about invertebrates. But although the direction of the website changed many years ago (around 2008) there is still masses of information on considerably more than a hundred pages, all detailing the ornithological history of the website's original Eakring and Kersall recording area.

Much of the recording work at Eakring involved visible migration, breeding bird surveys (both including annual reviews) and a number of specific studies detailing the often changing status the area's farmland birds. There is a comprehensive list of all rare bird records, rarity accounts, migrant arrival and departure dates between 1998 and 2012, three systematic species lists and accounts for 1998-2007, 2008 and 2009.

At the time, was well known for its daily/regular updates and the bird news page was always well visited. While the latest bird news has not been updated since 2013, there are links to previous monthly bird news dating back to 2003, which give an insight into what can turn up on a small local patch in arable Nottinghamshire ..... with an enormous amount of effort and dedication.
Numerous available pages covering a variety of topics. Most are ornithologically related, but there are also pages covering our media appearences, macro photography with a Nixon Coolpix 4500, a list of current county recorders (invertebrates only) the Brown Hare at Eakring and many other odd topics and assorted pages.
Over 20 pages with a link to the farmland of Eakring and Kersall and its wildlife. There are pages featuring the local SINC and SSSI sites, the main sites visited within the recording area, the original proposals for a wind farm and a worrying look at hedgerow loss between 1950 and 2007, complete with comparison maps.
A total of 85 early learning pdf files to download, all designed, written and produced by ourselves to promote interest in the natural world from an early age. There are a wide variety of series including fact sheets, information sheets on the insects of Sherwood Forest, minibeast hunt checksheets, fun puzzles, word searches and more. homepage