Boletim do projeto Owlthorpe Fields

07 de agosto de 2020


Hello everyone, and welcome to our new contributors. Your observations are much appreciated and keep them coming. We are getting towards the end of the prime summer recording season so now is the time to get out and about spotting things.
Of course, we need to be reporting sightings all year round but the invertebrate species are more numerous at this time of year. We are planning an end of summer bio-blitz in the next two weeks so charge your cameras and mobiles up ready to record EVERYTHING you spot and if you can cajole family and friends in to coming along or joining our iNaturalist project that would be fantastic.

We now have 330 species and 806 observations!
Thank you for all your contributions.

Publicado em 07 de agosto de 2020, 11:48 TARDE por vetch10 vetch10 | 2 comments | Deixar um comentário

01 de agosto de 2020

July 2020 Update

Hello all,
I have downloaded all the data for July and I can report we now have made 687 observations and identified 294 species. This breaks down to:
Observations Species
Plants 388 155
Insects 175 77
Birds 65 29
Fungi 16 11
Mammals 19 10
Molluscs 13 10
Spiders 3 3
Amphibians 1 1
Reptiles 0 0

This is fantastic. Keep up the good work.
Can I just ask that when you upload your observations can you put in the 'Notes' field the number you have seen or a rough estimate if there are a lot. There isn't a field for the quantity seen but if you include it in the notes field I can enter it on to the SRWT database more accurately.

Publicado em 01 de agosto de 2020, 06:44 MANHÃ por vetch10 vetch10 | 0 comments | Deixar um comentário

21 de julho de 2020


Hello everyone. If you log in to iNaturalist on your PC or laptop you can view all the statistics and it is laid out in an easy to follow manner.

So, I thought I would give you all a bit of a statistic update. As of today (21/07/20) between all the contributors we have submitted 564 observations and have 255 identified species. 319 are currently awaiting ID - some of these will be repeat sightings but there will be some additional species amongst that large number
The most common observations were:

  1. Common spotted orchid
  2. Robin
  3. Common selfheal

Of all observations:
53% were plants
27% were insects
10% were birds
10% others (arachnids molluscs)

So, come on everyone we need more bird sightings. We know there are more out there but they are not so easy to photograph as they have this strange habit of flying off when you get near them!

Also, we haven't got any reptile sightings. We might not have any on the sites but it would be lovely to see one.

magicoak2020 has gone berserk and uploaded a whopping 243 observations. Well done magicoak2020 keep it up.

Seriously though, it doesn't matter how many or how few you put on every record counts! I can download the results in bulk at the end of each month so you can't put too many on either!

Finally please feel free to add any comments (not sure how you do it yet but I'll try and find out).

Publicado em 21 de julho de 2020, 08:19 MANHÃ por vetch10 vetch10 | 0 comments | Deixar um comentário

17 de julho de 2020

Keep those observations coming!

Good morning everyone on this lovely summers day. I'm really pleased to see we now have 6 people contributing to the project and 495 observations that's fantastic. Today we have a meeting with the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust with regard to OAG becoming involved with the Data for Nature project. I'm hoping that we can involve more of the community to be involved in this project and also get more of the community contributing to this iNaturalist project, from which I will upload the data to the Nature Counts database. Enjoy the lovely weather.......the hedgehogs in my back garden certainly are!

Publicado em 17 de julho de 2020, 09:34 MANHÃ por vetch10 vetch10 | 0 comments | Deixar um comentário

08 de julho de 2020


Hello everybody, thankyou for starting to upload your flora and fauna data to the Owlthorpe Fields iNaturalist project. Every month in the summer I shall download all the data and upload it to Nature Counts so it will ultimately be added by the Wildlife Trust on to the National Biodiversity Network’s database (NBN Atlas). All this data is then used by ecologists nationwide to inform national policy decisions about nature and the environment. More importantly the NBN Atlas is searched by Ecologists when carrying out surveys for developers during the planning application process.

I'll probably download the data less frequently in the autumn and winter as there will most likely be less sightings. In the mean time keep uplodaing and enjoy yourselves using it because if nothing else it is a useful tool for identifying the beasties that you do not recognise (which is a lot in my case).

I'll also try and keep everyone updated on here and nag you if there aren't many submissions. Also is something very special is spotted I'll share it with everyone.

Publicado em 08 de julho de 2020, 02:23 TARDE por vetch10 vetch10 | 0 comments | Deixar um comentário