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What is an ecosystem? What is co-evolution? How do species interact with their habitat? How do we preserve ecosystems? These are some of the questions posed and answered in The Open University's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Introduction to Ecosystems. This free course runs for six weeks. If you are interested, read on to find out more.

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While out exploring nature and posting your observations on iSpot this weekend don't forget about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch from January 28 - 30, 2017. You can still register and download a pack crammed full of information to help you make the most of your birdwatching. Good luck with your sightings! Curious about what birds have been uncovered and posted on iSpot recently? Read on for more...


iSpot Projects allow you to set up a page that filters out observations for a particular place, time, or species group etc. iSpotters have been making good use of the Projects function with over 2,000 so far - read on to find out how.

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It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations, including, who are behind the State of Nature 2016 report.


Have you tried out the iSpot identification quizzes? Test your skills and practice identifying the different wildlife groups, selected from the wide range of observations on iSpot.