UK and Ireland latest observations

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iSpot has been running very successfully in southern Africa for the past three years, led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. As regular iSpotters will know, we have been working to merge the southern Africa site with the main iSpot site, and we're delighted that this has now been achieved.


Fancy a mission? Join the Weather-it community! "Weather-it" is for anyone with an interest in weather. You can take part by using your mobile phone's inbuilt sensors, your cloud-spotting skills and more.


The OpenScience Laboratory, the home of iSpot, won the "Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year" category at last night's The Times Higher Education Awards. The awards, held in London, recognise outstanding achievements for education in the UK:


iSpot Projects were a new feature when our new site was launched in August. iSpotters have been making good use of Projects since then - read on to find out how.


We're making a map of Britain's trees and their ecosystem benefits. You can help by adding trees in your area, and getting involved with a range of citizen science tree projects.


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.