Updated: Jun 28
The warm and sunny spells at the end of March were the perfect prompt to get insects more active in search of pollen and nectar. You will notice bumblebees, in particular (not just due to their size!), buzzing around your garden more as we progress through spring. You can encourage bumblebees, and other nectar loving insects, into your garden with spring flowering plants, such as Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ (Lungwort) and Primula vulgaris (Primroses). Please note we are now also on Instagram, so do follow us to see photo submissions for this survey, as they come in! Here are the species you spotted in March.
Black bird, Turdus merula: 3
Black Garden Ant, Lasius niger: 30
Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris: 4
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs: 1
Dunnock, Prunella modularis: 2
Honey bee, Apis mellifera: 2
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus: 3
Missing sector orb spider, Zygiella x-notata: 1
Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus: 1
Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus: 1
We also received some great 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 a wildlife recording sheet. To download a wildlife recording sheet and see full details on how to submit records and photos, visit our Find Wildlife From Home survey page.
*This survey is specifically receiving submissions of wildlife sightings seen on the Manhood Peninsula, below Chichester, which includes the parishes of Apuldram, Donnington, Earnley, East Wittering & Bracklesham, Hunston, North (and South) Mundham, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Wittering, West Itchenor and Birdham.