Our volunteers and members have had a highly successful summer of surveying across the Peninsula. A particular highlight of the MWHG surveying season has always been the overnight live moth-trapping surveys. Community Conservation Officer, Louise Barnetson, shared some of her favourite photos from this summer's moth surveys and the reasons why moth numbers are so important to track, in her post 'Marvellous Manhood Moths'.
Outside of our group surveying sessions, we also encourage our supporters to help nature by taking part in citizen science in their everyday lives. One way to do this is to submit your wildlife sightings to our ongoing Find Wildlife From Home Survey. So far, our followers have submitted 731 wildlife records, which add up to a total wildlife count of 3645 individuals!
From March through to the end of August, we received 101 wildlife records detailing 255 individual wildlife sightings. Read on for a selection of our survey results for this period.
Spring Summer 2022 Results
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
Butterflies and Moths
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)
Large White (Pieris brassicae)
Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)
Small White (Pieris rapae)
White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)
Beetles and Bugs
Black Bean Aphid (Aphis (Aphis) fabae)
Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii)
7-Spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)
iRecord users can view all the records submitted for this survey on their Explore all Records page by entering 'Find Wildlife From Home Survey' into the Recorder field, below the map.
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.