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NBN Atlas   House-fly   Whisky Fungus

We are glad to be able to say that EasyMaps has been replaced, and should now be functional.  Our thanks to Duncan Rowland of NBN for rapid remediation of a problem that threatened much of our site.

It has become obvious that the database underlying the infant NBN Atlas has been seriously corrupted, many records having been transferred with inappropriate dates and species codes.  This means that there are many errors and inconsistencies.  As far as we know, most of the maps shown in
TRY!, Focus on Highland Wildlife, and the bumblebee atlas update are valid.  However, until NBN carries out appropriate repairs, it would be prudent to apply independent checks before drawing fixed conclusions.  If blank maps appear, it is likely to be a result of the corruption, and should be ignored.

The 'Access NBN data' page has now been re-designed to allow quick and direct access to Atlas maps for selected species.

The Summer Challenge - find a House-fly.

Time to think of our summer challenge, and to start, here is a reminder of the need to discover more about the House-fly
Musca domestica.  The past two years have produced several records across our area, but it is clearly a very scarce fly in the country as a whole.  Read more ...   Back to the top.



Musca domestica

Photo © Alvegaspar, source.


Baudoinia

Photo © James Scott, CC0 1.0, source.
The Whisky Fungus

A very interesting fungus which thrives on alcohol vapours - the Whisky Fungus
Baudoinia compniacensis - has slipped under the radar of mycologists for a long time. As the name suggests, we should have a proprietary interest here in Highland, and we are putting some effort into determining its distribution.

The developing map Map shows what we know so far (correct to 8 March 2017).

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