Splat!

Based at Cardiff University, the Project Splatter Team have given themselves the unenviable task of mapping the UK’s road kill. And there is plenty to map; 350,000 to 27 million birds are reduced to smears on the tarmac of Europe each year. Project Splatter is a citizen science research project. Using data  reported using social media (Twitter @ProjectSplatter and…

There’s a spider in the house…

A shriek from my housemate signals the presence of an eight legged creature several hundred times smaller than her. Sure enough in the kitchen, frozen like a statue is my housemate with a pained expression signalling the whereabouts of her tormentor – a house spider. A house spider scuttling along the skirting board is not just something to…

Winter Thrushes Survey

The BTO is looking for volunteers to help survey the UK’s wintering thrushes. Each winter the UK plays host to large numbers of thrushes as the resident species are bolstered by Continental birds including redwing and fieldfare. Through the Winter Thrushes Survey the BTO aims to find out more about the numbers and distribution of these visitors and the…