Worcestershire Bumblebee and Orthoptera atlases
Records are being gathered for these two atlases so this is a reminder to please collect records this summer for both groups. The explanatory introductory articles on these projects appeared in Worcestershire Record No 34, April 2013 or on the web site at http://www.wbrc.org.uk/WORCRECD/34/index.html. Although records are accumulating there are still a great many gaps.
A good update on Orthoptera can be found on organiser Gary Farmer’s special web site http://worcestershireorthoptera.weebly.com – please take a look.
The map of all records for 2012 and 2013 shows a lot of open spaces without records (01). The maps for two common species Bombus terrestris and Bombus lapidarius emphasises the point (02 and 03).
01. All records of bumblebees 2012 and 2013
02. All records of Bombus terristris 2012 and 2013
03. All records of Bombus lapidarius 2012 and 2013