It may be ideal if members of NPSS or the public is able to see what are the most recent topics added to the forum by one glance when the home page is open instead of mouse over to see the information. Similar to what you have in Forum but it could be enhanced to show

Recent Forum Topics
Male Agama Lizard
in Macro and Flora
last post : han

so on and so on – perhaps limit it to the last 10 topics.

Thank you.