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MAPMATE  RECORDING:

 

In addition to the very detailed sets of records reported on this site, all modern, and where possible historical records, of Flowering Plants, Ferns and Bryophytes are being recorded on the database MapMate, the records being organized on a 1 x 1km (monad) basis. The Essex database for Flowering Plants and Ferns is synchronized every few weeks with the BSBI hub. which is uploaded at intervals onto the database at the Biological Records Centre (Wallingford), and the NBN. In 2012 a major effort was made  to get some 37,000 bryophyte records onto the BBS & MapMate database. At the present time the Higher Plant database stands at just over 760,000 records, the four maps below show the number of higher plant taxa recorded per 1km square. The Colchester Natural History Society database has been converted to MapMate, courtesy of Terri Tarpey, and represents the most complete quadrant of the county. These MapMate files have now been married to the main Essex Field Club dynamic on-line database (see www.essexfieldclub.org.uk) and the data is now available for searching on that database.  Probably as many as 50,000 additional records are still in paper form.

MAPS BELOW - UPDATED 6 Jan 2017

    NORTH EAST ESSEX RECORDS TO 2011

         NORTH WEST & SOUTH WEST ESSEX RECORDS TO 2015