Thursday, 17 January 2013

How to spend a bit of time


A bit of spare time + a computer + notebooks full of records = creating meaningless reports. That's what I've been doing, on and off, for the past few months. My highly personal and ludicrous uber patch has inspired me to collate all of my records from that area and produce three reports - one each for birds, moths and plants. At the core of each is a systematic list with such information as highest counts, early and late dates, details of rarities and a list of sites. It is work in progress, with only the bird report remotely completed. Who's it for? Just me, although any interested party will be welcome to a pdf when they are finished. Being electronic means, of course, they never will be finished. I update them after every trip out into the field...

5 comments:

  1. Hats off to you for doing this, it will be a fantastic resource for other naturalists in the North Downs area for sure!

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  2. Jesus Steve I would buy that! But can i have one for nowt...please :)

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  3. Thanks Andrew, there's still a lot of work to make it such a resource - if it ever is!

    Stewart - you can have whatever you want for nowt - I'm hoping to have the lepidoptera volume ready by the autumn

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  4. Cheers Steve, I'll look forward to a read and being gripped!

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  5. Looks absolutely brilliant! You should try and publish them.

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