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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no no no no, you got that quite wrong! Back in the old days, before spell cheeckers, The Guardian was famous for miss-spellings and typos, so much so that Private Eye used to call it The Grauniad. As a onetime regular reader of that scurrilous rag, I have maintained the practice.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All is forgiven. I take it all back. Can you ever forgive me?

Now that you have explained I do remember that paper being slated on Have I got news for you, a programme I used to watch regularly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgiven!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got an e-mail from Bio Diversity......
"Dear Recorder,
Just a brief email to thank you for submitting sightings of mammals to the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland project. The database has been updated to include all sightings submitted to the Data Centre up to the end of June 2015. So far this year, 2,682 sightings of terrestrial mammals have been received, almost 500 sighting per month (see graph below). This is a huge recording effort and will greatly improve the quality of maps that will be produced in the hard copy Atlas, planned for publication at the end of 2016.

The recording period for the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland will end at the end of 2015. So please continue to submit details of any mammals sightings to the Data Centre http://records.biodiversityireland.ie/submit_records.php?fk=MammalsStandard&caching=cache"

Government cutbacks???

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done you and BDI. The great thing about projects like these is that they engage Citizen Scientists at virtually no cost to the exchequer and yet amass very valuable data. Anyone who cares can join in!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you have missed the point, there isn't much point joining in as it closes down at the end of the year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way these surveys work is that they have to have an end point so that the data can be processed and the results published so they can be used. It's like working to a deadline on a design project - you need to have all relevant data by a given date in order to proceed to the next stage.
Data which arrives after a deadline will be 'stockpiled' for addition to the next survey. Meanwhile, the finite resources of the research facility will move on to its next project.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But are the maps online not updated regularly. Therefore it is constantly evolving.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awwwww ain't that sweet


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw another red squirrel today - had a much better view than last time and he wasn't in much of a hurry.
We were in the car and the kids got to see him too, v special!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three cheers for the pine martens, then.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

absolutely!!
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What might scare off mink?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naked film actress looking for a coat? Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know someone who catches mink by inserting a 8" wavin pipe almost upright into the soil near the river with bait at the bottom. Apparently the mink drop into the pipe to get at the bait and can't scale up the pipe again. I don't know if he has enough mink yet, though, to make a fur coat.
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