November’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

After a mild October, where bumblebees and butterflies were still a regular sight in our gardens, the signs of winter began to settle in over November. All of a sudden, it seems as though our regular wildlife visitors have disappeared. Some animals, such as hedgehogs and dormice, will hibernate until spring when food sources return. Non-hibernating species will also appear absent, hunkering down for warmth in compost heaps, and leaf/ log piles. To help insects stay warm over winter, why not make a bug hotel in your garden using layers of logs, smaller twigs, bricks, and old plant pots!

As we head into much cooler weather, you can expect birds to be the most common sightings reported.

Read November’s results, below:

 

Species 

No. Seen 

Common frogRana temporaria 

1 

DunnockPrunella modularis 

1 

Dwarf Pond SnailGalba truncatula 

10 

GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis 

1 

Grey HeronArdea cinerea 

1 

House flyPhaonia rufiventris 

1 

HoverflyEupeodes luniger 

1 

Orb Web SpiderAraneus diadematus 

1 

RobinErithacus rubecula 

2 

Wood PigeonColumba palumbus 

4 

WrenTroglodytes troglodytes 

1 

Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava 

1 

Photos we received in November:

 

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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