Coronavirus update 11 May

The latest detailed Government guidance unfortunately means that meetings in May cannot go ahead.  This means that the visit to Coton Countryside Reserve on May 27 is cancelled.  CNHS will review the position again in June to see if the next meeting can go ahead or not.

The detailed guidance does say you can now spend unlimited time outdoors, that you can drive anywhere to green spaces (though you cannot stay away overnight) and that you should not use public transport to get to them.  Dogs should be on lead in areas used by other people – see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-guidance-on-access-to-green-spaces

Jonathan Shanklin, 11 May 2020

Record natural history

Walks are allowed for exercise, so it is a good opportunity to make the most of your local environment without the distraction of the roar of traffic.  Birds are nesting, butterflies on the wing and plants are coming into flower.  If you do make records make sure that they get to your local recorder (see https://www.cperc.org.uk/links.php), or send them via iRecord (but make sure you use your real name rather than an alias) or to CPERC at https://www.cperc.org.uk/submit-records/

For botanical recording, see the information at https://legacy.bas.ac.uk/met/jds/cnhs/vc29.htm which includes recording guidelines, record cards, lists of species, both common and rare, found in Cambridgeshire, and more.

Jonathan Shanklin

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