Count us in
Last modified: 07 June 2012
This coming weekend is your last chance to take part in the RSPB’s summer survey, Make Your Nature Count.
“Our gardens are haven for wildlife and are homes to more birds, butterflies, insects and mammals that we can imagine,” said Stephanie Sim, RPSB. “However often, because we aren’t looking we don’t realise what an oasis it is. This survey gives us the chance to take a look, deeply appreciate what we have, and then by letting the RSPB know, it also gives a great snapshot as to how wildlife is doing across the UK.”
The survey started on 2 June and goes on to 10 June. All you have to do is spend an hour looking, recording what you see and then filling in the online form. Go to www.rspb.org.uk/naturecount.
Last year findings showed that foxes were very common visitors to the urban garden, as were badgers. Red squirrels were also visiting feeders and some gardens were lucky enough to record pine martens.
“The survey isn’t just about birds, although they are important too,” said Stephanie. “It is for ALL wildlife. If it hops, jumps, crawls, croaks, wiggles, spins, and flutters, let us know.”
The results of the survey will be published in August. So get the sunscreen and clipboard out and start snooping!