Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre

Introduction

Since our inception, KMBRC have been involved in several atlases mapping Kent's flora and fauna, including the following:

Kent Seaweed Atlas

Interactive provisional historical atlas of seaweeds of Kent

The New Atlas of the Kent Flora

 

The New Atlas of the Kent Flora by Eric Philp was published in 2010 is a milestone in our knowledge of Kentish plants representing a thorough botanical survey of the administrative county of Kent over the period 1991 to 2005. It identifies changes in plant distribution since the previous Atlas (published in 1982 and itself the first Kentish flora since 1899).

More than 250,000 records covering over 2,500 taxa have been made by one recorder, Eric Philp, who has unrivalled knowledge of the county. This guarantees an exceptional level of consistency in recording and identification.

This sought after volume has now sold out.

 

Dragonflies of Kent

Dragonfly atlas

 

This fully updated, second edition of the Dragonflies of Kent presents information on the distribution and status of 40 species which have been recorded in the county, as well as additional information on the life history and behaviour of dragonflies and damselflies; flight periods for all species; the use of exuviae - the shed larval skin - in recording and identification, including a key by the authors; and information on top sites to visit and the species to be found there

Published in 2009, and available from the Kent Field Club


Bees, wasps and ants of Kent

Dragonfly atlas

 

Bees, wasps and ants of Kent is a brand new publication which presents information on the distribution and status of 448 species of bees, wasps and ants - the aculeate hymenoptera - which have been recorded in Kent. More than 440 distribution maps show how the distribution of many species has changed over time. Each map is accompanied by an individual account of the species, together with information on synonymy and the species' status in the UK and Kent. Background information is provided on aspects of the life history and behaviour of the aculeate hymenoptera.

 

Published in 2009, and available from the Kent Field Club.