April’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Spring is an excellent time to spot wildlife, as many species who hide away over winter will be emerging to reproduce. You have probably seen birds gathering nest material, perhaps found insect eggs on leaves while gardening, or have even heard male frogs croaking at night – all are positive signs of an active ecosystem.

The FLOW team would usually be going out with volunteers to record as much of this activity as possible, but instead are recording alone at home and on site. Due to social distancing measures, we called upon our followers to send us wildlife recordings, in place of attending our regular recording events – and they were quick to respond!

Here are the records we received, throughout April:

Species

Individuals 

Brown-tail moth caterpillars 

Est. 500 

Buff-tailed Bumblebee 

22 

Centipede (Necrophloeophagus longicornis) 

Chiffchaff 

Great tit 

Green-veined white butterfly  

Ground beetle (Poecilus variety) 

Honey bee 

17 

Hoverfly (Syrphus ribesii) 

Hoverfly (Other) 

Mining Bee (Yellow-legged) 

Mining Bee (Other) 

Rove beetle (Sepedophilus marshami) 

Small White butterfly 

Tree Slug  

2-spot ladybird 

We also recieved these fantastic photos:

 

Keep sending in your submissions, and if you haven’t taken part already, please share your sightings with us – every record received helps us build a more accurate picture of the Manhood Peninsula*.

How can I get involved with this survey?

Sending us a record of your wildlife sightings is simple, just make a note of the date and location of the sighting, and use these notes to fill out our ‘Enter a Quick Wildlife Record’ form. You can also submit a photo through this form. 

Enter a Quick Wildlife Record

Alternatively, you can upload multiple records at the same time, by filling in one of our recording sheets and submitting this through our ‘Upload Multiple Wildlife Records’ form.

Upload Multiple Wildlife Records
Wildlife Recording Sheet View Printable PDF
Wildlife Recording Sheet Download Fillable Form

*This survey is specifically receiving submissions of wildlife sightings seen on the Manhood Peninsula, below Chichester, which includes: Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Hunston, North Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, South Mundham, plus West Itchenor and Birdham.

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