This fact was sourced from The Sunday Telegraph.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
More than 300 birdwatchers have requested further information about a job vacancy at the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, 24 miles south of Shetland. With a healthy resident seabird population, and the possibility of rare migrants passing through, the island is a twitchers paradise. The closing date for applications is 5 July 2010.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Anna Meredith from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sudies in Midlothian is currently investigating a disease affecting palmate newts on the Isle of Rum in Scotland. Symptons include 'blister-like nodules or lumps' on the skin 'caused by a protozoal parasite'.
In a bid to discover how widespread this condition is, Anna is asking for people across the UK to report any sightings of newts with lumps and bumps to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please do not handle or disturb the animals).
This fact was sourced from the June issue of BBC Wildlife magazine.