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May’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

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:


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): 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 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.


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