Updated: Jun 28
This survey began at the start of the lockdown in March, to give our active and dedicated volunteers a way to continue supporting their local wildlife, and to encourage people to take a closer look at nature near to home. Since March, we have had fantastic sightings and photos sent in to us, and this October our followers still found the time to survey their gardens and search for wildlife, while out and about.
During the second lockdown, this November, we hope you will consider using some of your time outside to record, and share with us, the wildlife you see.
Here’s what you spotted, during October.
Blackbird, Turdus merula: 1
Box-tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis: 1
Brown-tail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea: 1
Buzzard, Buteo buteo: 1
Comma butterfly, Polygonia c-album: 2
Common Darter dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum: 1
Cranefly, Tipula paludosa: 8
Dunnock, Prunella modularis: 2
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis: 2
Grass Carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella: 3
Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus: 2
Hover-fly, Myathropa florea: 1
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus: 1
Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta: 2
Robin, Erithacus rubecula: 2
Rusty-dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis: 1
Wood Pigeon, Columba palumbus: 3
Check out the photos we received.
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.