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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

The aims of this section are to:

  • Provide collective information about a logical group of species
  • Provide onward links to some specific species within the group.

These aims are achieved by:

  • Providing a 'logo' species that is used in higher levels of the menu structure to establish which group of species is required
  • Providing a short description of the species group and its features
  • Providing links to additional information about the species group (see below)
  • Providing thumbnail photographs of species within the species group as links to detailed information about that species 

This section can be used for:

  • Accessing more detailed information about any one particular species within this species group
  • Helping with identification by comparing photographs of the various species in the group
  • Monitoring the latest sightings of species within the group
  • Identifying which are the most common or most interesting species within this species group
  • Reviewing the general distribution of this species group across Dorset
  • Finding the best places to see members of this species group 
  • See what time of year is best for seeing members of the species group
  • Monitoring trends in population levels and behaviour of species within the species group
  • Increasing ones general knowledge of this species group within Dorset

From the home page you can:

  • Access more detailed information about any of the illustrated species by clicking/tapping its photograph
  • Access more general information about the species group by clicking/tapping one of the provided thumbnails (see below) 
These links are provided to a more detailed level of information: 
Description

A map of Dorset showing all locations where members of this species group has been recorded as part of the Nature of Dorset project. The map is intended to give a graphical view of the distribution of the species group in the county and may give a guide as to the best places to visit to see members of the species group.  

Three charts are provided:

  1. The number of records in the database for each of the species in the group. This may give a guide as to the most common species OR the most interesting!
  2. The number of records in the database for each site where at least one member of the species group has been recorded. This may show the best places to go see them.
  3. The number of records in the database for each month of the year in which at least one member of the species group has been recorded. This may shiow the best time of year to find them.

This option shows a gallery of photographs submitted for species in this species group. It may help with identification of something you have seen or show what to look for in the field  when trying to find them.

The first report lists all sites where this species group has been recorded in organisaed survey work together with the species found at each site. This may give a gude as to the best sites to visit.

The second report shows a list of sites where this species group has been recorded by random observations. It is broken down by species with the number of records per site per species.

This option shows a complete list of Twitter 'tweets' that have contained at least one member of the species group. The original tweets can often contain more onformation about exactly when and where a species of this group was seen and reported. 

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