Sunday, March 29, 2009


Dark blue dots show records since 2000
Mid blue dots show records from 1990 - 2000
Light blue dots show records from before 1990
Many people think I'm interested only in records of rare or unusual mammals. That isn't the case. Take rabbits, for example. Few people bother recording them because they think they are everywhere, so what's the point? Well, the map of records since 1980 says they aren't everywhere. Or are they? And even where there is a dot on the map, it could be twenty years old, so are the rabbits still there?I don't expect anybody to count rabbits, or record them at six-figure grid reference level. Just saying you have seen rabbits in a particular one kilometer square at a particular date (even just a year will do) makes a useful record. If you see rabbits from your house, just giving me the postcode will put a dot in the right place on the map.
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