Flower and Pollinator Surveys

Dates for 2024: 

Venue: Ascot Racecourse

Monday 13th May 2-3 pm

Wednesday 29th May 11 am -12

Wednesday 12th June 11 am -12 - cancelled

Monday 24th June 2-3 pm

Monday 15th July  2-3 pm

please email ascot.wildlife@gmail.com 

to arrange to join us

Venue: Allens Field, South Ascot

Saturday 8th June 11-12 o'clock

Saturday 10th August 11-12 o'clock

come along and find us there

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.

This year we plan to use a nationwide pollinator survey scheme where we can enter our data online enabling comparison with other places in the UK.  This uses the same invertebrate categories as we used before. More detail here: https://ukpoms.org.uk/  We plan to carry out the 10 minute surveys.

Please get in touch if you would like to join us. Please email ascot.wildlife@gmail.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!