Updated: Jun 28
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.
Common frog, Rana temporaria :1
Dunnock, Prunella modularis: 1
Dwarf Pond Snail, Galba truncatula: 10
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis: 1
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea: 1
House fly, Phaonia rufiventris: 1
Hoverfly, Eupeodes luniger: 1
Orb Web Spider, Araneus diadematus: 1
Robin, Erithacus rubecula: 2
Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus: 4
Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes: 1
Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla 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 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.