Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Friday 23 January 2015

A very useful website

There are loads of mapping websites out there. I was told about this one a few months ago and have found it far more useful for biological recording than any of the others.

The main advantage over other sites is that vice-county boundaries are shown, which is very helpful in those tricky borderline areas. It also shows various grids on the screen, including 100x100m and tetrads (2x2km), depending on how zoomed in or out you are. As with most mapping websites, you can flick between OS, aerial and streetmap views. When you click on the map, the vice-county and elevation (in metres) at that location are helpfully shown in a box on the left of the screen.

It was set up by a beetle recorder in Lincolnshire, which explains why it is so good for biological records.

Friday 2 January 2015

Hedgehog SOS

Does anyone know of a place I could take an underweight hedgehog I found wandering around my garden, today?