has funds available for the publication of specialist works
concerned with the wildlife of Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly, such as occasional or interim publications, annotated
checklists, or other publications relevant to biological
recording in Cornwall. CISFBR publications can be obtained
& ERCCIS publications.
A new and long-awaited book 'Ferns, Clubmosses, Quillworts and Horsetails of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly' written by Rosaline Murphy, Christopher Page, Rosemary Parslow and Ian Bennallick has just been published.
Within the British Isles, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a remarkably rich and varied fern flora, and this book is the culmination of many years of study of these enigmatic plants by the authors. An invaluable guide to over 70 ferns, clubmosses, quillworts and horsetails, this book covers species (both native and introduced), subspecies, varieties and hybrids. Each account has a short description of the plant where relevant; the distribution in Europe (including the British Isles); and habitats and distribution in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Maps show distribution by a 2km x 2km square (tetrad) basis in Cornwall, and at a finer resolution (by six-figure grid references) in the Isles of Scilly. Scanned images of actual specimens are given where these help and colour photographs are included throughout. The introduction covers the various habitats in Cornwall, the climate, soils and geology and the effects of such activities as mining and china clay workings, and the special conditions on the Isles of Scilly.
- Introduction with habitat notes
- Accounts of sites of special fern interest
- Species distributions of native and on-native species, hybrids and varieties
- Distribution maps at 2km x 2km level (and six-figure grid references for the Isles of Scilly)
- Checklist of all ferns, clubmosses, quillworts and horsetails of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
- Full bibliography and references
Many interesting records have been made in the last few years and are continuing to be made. This includes the very recent 2012 finds on the edge of Bodmin Moor: populations of Marsh Clubmoss, a species that has always been extremely rare in Cornwall and is now Nationally Scarce and Endangered, together with Stag's-horn Clubmoss, a species previously considered extinct in the county. This book will no doubt spark new appreciation and interest in ferns and encourage more people to record this often overlooked group.
Published by the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS), which is based at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, it has been sponsored by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders (CISFBR), the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) and the British Pteridological Society (BPS).
If you would like a copy by post please send your name and address and a cheque made payable to 'CISFBR' for £25 (£20 plus £5 p&p) to Ian Bennallick, Lower Polmorla, St Wenn, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5PE. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01726890384 or 07714738189.
The book is also available to buy from the ERCCIS office (based at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ) priced at £20 - SEE ERCCIS WEBSITE
Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of
Edited by Ian Bennallick, Sarah Board, Colin
French, Paul Gainey, Catriona Neil, Rosemary Parslow, Adrian
Spalding and Pamela Tompsett.
A new Red Data Book of rare and scarce wildlife of
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. An important publication if
you want to know the current state of wildlife in
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Price: £18.50 plus £5 postage and packing (p and p)
or £15.00 to CISFBR members plus £5 (p and p).
The species that are included in the Cornish Red Data
Book are listed here: Click
Alexander K.N.A. Dr (2008) The Land and Freshwater
Bugs (Hemiptera) of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
A comprehensive checklist of the bugs (Hemiptera) of
both Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, this publication lists
all the key records up to 2007 to tetrad (2 km square) level.
It also discusses species' status within Cornwall.
Price: £8.00 plus £2.00 (p and p).
An electronic copy (9 mb in size) is available here:
for Biological Recorders
This is a comprehensive guide to biological recording
with an emphasis on Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The
publication is of value to all recorders and provides advice
and guidance to recording all species groups.
It is used as a key text by Duchy College for their
Certificate in Biological Recording course.
Price: £15.00 plus £4.00 (p
and p). CISFBR members can purchase this publication for
£12.00 and ERCCIS hold some seconds for £10.00;
some of the illustrations are unclear, but all the information
BARKFLIES & BOOKLICE (PSOCOPTERA)
OF CORNWALL &
THE ISLES OF SCILLY.
electronic copy (2 mb in size) is available here: Click
Haes E.C.M. (2004)
Orthopteroid Insects of
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:
an updated provisional
colour publication updates the 1999 provisional atlas. The
habitat, lifecycle and distribution sections for each species
is included. There are also appendices on prime Cornish sites,
four important historical papers from 1858 to 1912 are
reproduced in their entirety, the use of bat detectors for
recording orthoptera, and a full analysis of the 5,400 records
on the Cornish database.
Price: £7.50 plus £2.00 (p and p).