Flower and Pollinator Surveys
Dates for 2023:
We started going out and learning to recognise wildflowers in bloom in 2021. We recorded over 50 species of local wildflowers from mid-May to mid-July via irecord a widely used nationwide recording system where you can record any sighting of flora or fauna via their App or website.
We also tried various techniques for recording pollinators which are categorised as it is too difficult to identify individual species for many of them.
Please get in touch if you would like to join us. Please email email@example.com. Also let us know if you know an area worth surveying.
Alternatively you can carry out your own survey in your garden or local area and record the results online to add to the important collection of data which informs the experts of changes in species numbers and distribution over the years and helps plan actions supporting nature to survive and recover.
Good smartphone Apps for identifying wildflowers are: Seek by iNaturalist and Obsidentify but do double check results before making a record as the Apps can make a mistake!