What's it all about?
Quite simply we want you to tell us what
wildlife you have spotted or heard in and around The Worthys. In return
we will let you know what others have seen also, and together we can
establish an important picture of nature and wildlife in our area, over
time we may even observe changing patterns.
So if you have come across a wild animal,
wild plant, fungi or any other form of nature, then we would like to know -
it only takes a minute.
On a regular basis we will publish a nature diary as
a summary of your findings, which can be emailed direct to you if you would like.
And remember, to get out and look for
nature and wildlife is inexpensive, healthy and great fun, and we can
all learn a great deal too ...
Take me to the Recording Form
Don't know what to Record?
Maybe you've seen an unusual bird, either
in your garden or flying overhead, or maybe you've heard an owl in
the middle of the night, or detected a migratory bird in the area, such as a
cuckoo for the first time this year. You could even let us know
all the birds you see in your garden say on a given day.
You may have spotted a
wild animal, maybe a deer or much smaller such as a water rat, field
mouse or even a bat.
Reptiles (such as
frogs, newts, lizards, snakes or slow worms) can be found if you look closely
enough, so tell us what you've come across.
There are many different types of insects
- tell us if you spotted a butterfly or moth, dragonfly, stag
beetle, or any
Our chalk landscape is a fantastic place
for a multitude of different wild plants and trees - let us know what
you've found, for example an interesting or rare
wildflower or an ancient or unusual tree.
And don't forget fungi,
which come in all colours of the rainbow and different shapes too - send us a photo if you can
- remember don't touch fungi as they can be very poisonous.
Use the form to record
anything unusual, such as a bees' nest. We don't mind
if others have reported the same thing, the more the better