Sunday, 29 June 2014

In the News: Jellyfish Misquotation

From Bridport News: Giant jellyfish wash up on county coast

Barrel Jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo)

Sadly the newspaper does it's best to dramatise the event "A HOLIDAYMAKER had a shock when he stumbled across a giant jellyfish on a beach in Lyme Regis." I'm not sure where they expect to find washed-up jellyfish - but that bit of land between the sea and the cliff is a prime spot. If I found atop a lamppost in London, yes, I would be shocked. On a beach it's hardly worth mentioning.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Wildlife Sound Guides

A list of published for identifying wildlife via sound. This list will be updated over time.

Collins Field Guide: Wildlife Sounds
Covers all species of UK animal identifiable by sound, includes audio CD.
New Naturalist: Grasshoppers and Crickets
UK Orthoptera. Includes DVD of audio and video recordings.
The Songs of the Grasshoppers and Crickets of Western Europe
European Orthoptera.