Natural History - Surveys and Records

This section records documentation relating to the Natural History which has been discovered during the course of the project.

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The project is committed to surveying the natural history of Sutterby;  collecting local records and sending them for inclusion in the county-wide natural history database.

 

We are working with the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership to increase the number of records for Sutterby. Last year (2014) we logged 250 records – this year we are aiming to increase that figure to 500. We aim to reach this target through a series of organised surveys, plus ad hoc recording on site. So please if you visit the church/churchyard and see or hear anything make a note of it in the survey form, which is in a folder in the church. If you don’t know what it is, then please attempt to draw it or just write down what it looked like!

 

On this page :-

 

 

Survey records for Lincolnshire

 

Whilst our focus is on Sutterby and its environs, we are actively encouraging people to keep a monthly ‘log’ of what they see in their own gardens. Please use the survey form below. If you can make a note of what you have seen each month and send the form either to me or to the address on the form I would be very grateful.

 

 

On-line Survey form

The link below will connect to the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership website and allow you to download an excel spreadsheet.

 

Fill out the sheet and when complete please email to  info@glnp.org.uk

 

http://glnp.org.uk/admin/resources/sightings-template.xls

 

 

 

Identification Charts 

 

Being able to identify what you have seen can be a big issue.

There are a lot of websites which hold useful information including identification charts. Also others which will attempt to help with identification queries.

We can’t list all of them, but please follow the links to access some which we feel are particularly useful.

You can, of course, always contact us here at the project

spiritofsutterby@gmail.com

 

Links:

General natural history:

OPAL www.opalexplorenature.org

Natural History Museum www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online

 

Insects:

Buglife www.buglife.org.uk

Amateur Entomologists Society www.amentsoc.org/insects/what-bug-is-this

Royal Entomological Society www.royensoc.co.uk/insect_info/what_is_it

 

Birds:

RoyalSociety for Protection of Birds (RSPB) www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature

 

Bees:

Bumblebee Conservation Trustwww.bumblebeeconservation.org

 

Wild flowers:

Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland www.botanicalkeys.co.uk/flora

 

Plantlife:

www.plantlife.org.uk/wildplants

 

 

‘Seen at Sutterby’ Site records

 

Records 2014:

Grasses - A list of Grasses found in Sutterby churchyard 5/7/2014

 

 

 

Species found at Sutterby

 

 

 

Langton Sheep Walk

 

 

 

 

Records 2015:

These records will be arriving on an ongoing basis through year.

 

Species Record 2015

 

 

Moths:

 there will be monthly moth counts

 

Also see

Moth gallery www.lnu.org/moths.php

 

OPAL Surveys

 

The Open Air Laboratories Network, led by Imperial College London, is running surveys across the UK to learn more about the state of the environment.

At Sutterby we are taking part in 4 – The Biodiversity Survey, The Air Survey, the Bugs Count and the Soil & Earthworm Survey.

 

For more info. click on the links below.

We will post more info as the Sutterby surveys get underway .

If you would like to be involved in surveying please get in contact

 

Biodiversity Survey

Sutterby 2015

www.opalexplorenature.org/biodiversitysurvey

 

The Air Survey

Sutterby 2015

www.opalexplorenature.org/airsurvey

 

Bug Count

Sutterby 2015

www.opalexplorenature.org/bugscount

 

Soil & earthworm Survey

Sutterby 2015

www.opalexplorenature.org/soilsurvey

 

 

‘See you later, Pollinator’

 

In support of the ‘National pollinator Survey’ and the ‘Bees Needs’ project, we will be running a number of events aimed at increasing people’s pollinator identification skills and also carrying out surveys at Sutterby and beyond.

 

Linking to:

Pollinator info and records 2015

Will be a series of pdfs as we collect records

 

Links to:

Bumblebee Conservation Trust  www.bumblbeeconservation.org

National pollinator survey www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/409431/pb14221-national-pollinators-strategy.pdf

 

Bees Needs www.wildlifetrusts.org/Bees-needs

 

Pollinator identification chart www.buglife.org.uk/bugs-and-habitats/bug-identifier

 

 
Spread your wings on the web

 

Some websites you might find useful.

Wildnews   www.lnu.org/wildnews.php

If you don’t already receive this monthly Lincolnshire wildlife update, do consider signing up. It is free and a brilliant way of finding out what is going on around the county. Please also consider letting them know of any wildlife sightings.

 

Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership www.glnp.org.uk

 

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust www.lincstrust.org.uk

 

Buglife  www.buglife.org.uk

 

Bumblebee Conservation Trust www.bumblebeeconservation.org

 

 

Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union www.lnu.org

 

 

Moths Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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