Ray Turner's picture

Keyword Length

I have a photo of a bee. I have no idea what bee (other than it’s not a Bumble Bee) so I search for observations of ‘bees’. This of course leads to an error message of ‘...include...keyword...5 characters...’. No good! what if I want to search for a ‘fly’ or an ‘ant’? Please change.




Thistle's picture

Annoying,isn't it?

There are, however, some work-arounds which can be used until things are fixed. See http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/303233.


hydrurga's picture


I'd like to add my voice to this frustrating aspect of the search function. Many thanks Ian for the link to the workarounds ("close male fern" works a treat in place of "male fern"). It's a pity that many people will never know these workarounds however, and thus become exasperated at not being able to search for what they require.