We have almost reached a total of 500 wildlife record submissions for this survey - a fantastic achievement! Well done to everyone who has taken part so far and do note that we appreciate the time that goes into documenting your sightings. As we upload all records submitted to us to the national database, iRecord, your efforts are also a huge help to conservationists and researchers from other organisations.
During May, Skylarks and Skylark eggs were spotted by a submitter while they undertook a reptile survey. This species is most likely to be seen in open farmland and avoids landscapes with tall features, both natural and manmade.
Although Skylarks can be found across the whole of the UK, these birds are classed as an endangered species as they have suffered a 54% population decline here between 1970 and 2001, and this decline is ongoing. Help us monitor Skylark numbers and other endangered species, by submitting your sightings to us (details on how to submit can be found at the end of this post).
See the wildlife records we received in May, below:
Blackbird, Turdus merula: 1
Common carder bee, Bombus pascuorum: 1
Puss moth, Cerura vinula: 1
Skylark, Alauda arvensis: 3
Zebra spider, Salticus scenicus: 1
These fantastic photos were also sent in:
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.