May’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Our followers have been busy recording for the second month of our Find Wildlife From Home Survey, and we have now surpassed 100 submissions in total! Volunteers have also been borrowing the live-moth trap from FLOW project leader, Jane, to do moth counting from home alone, whilst others are helping to create GIS maps of data from our ditch surveys – thank you for helping us to collate and collect data on the Manhood Peninsula, during the lockdown period.

With a record breaking warm transition into Summer, it has been interesting to see which species you spotted during May. Here are the results of last month’s submissions:

Species

Individuals

Bat (Other) 

1 

Bee-fly (Bombylius major) 

1 

Blackbird (Turdus merula) 

6 

Buff Ermine moth (Spilosoma luteum) 

1 

Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) 

15 

Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) 

12 

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) 

3 

False Widow Spider (Steatoda grossa/ nobilis) 

1 

Field Cuckoo Bee (Bombus campestris) 

1 

Field Digger Wasp (Mellinus arvensis) 

1 

Flesh fly (Sarcophaga genus) 

1 

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) 

12 

Great Tit (Parus major) 

2 

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) 

1 

Green-vein White (Pieris napi) 

1 

Hawthorn Shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) 

1 

Hedgehog (Erinaceinae) 

1 

Holly Blue Butterfly (Celastrina argiolus) 

1 

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) 

8 

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 

12 

Hoverfly (Parhelophilus genus) 

2 

Hoverfly (Other) 

10 

Jumping Spider (Pseudeuophrys lanigera) 

1 

Juniper Sheildbug (Cyphostethus tristriatus) 

1 

Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) 

1 

Magpie (Pica pica) 

2 

Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) 

6 

Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata) 

2 

Orange Tip Butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) 

1 

Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) 

3 

Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) 

1 

Robin (Erithacus rubecula) 

6 

Rose Aphid Greenfly (Macrosiphum rosae) 

Est. 100 

Small White butterfly (Pieris rapae) 

1 

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) 

1 

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 

3 

Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) 

1 

Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 

15 

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) 

1 

Yellow-legged Mining bee (Andrena flavipes) 

9 

7-Spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) 

1 

10-Spot Ladybird (Adalia decempunctata) 

1 

These superb photos were also sent in throughout May:

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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