We’re pleased to announce that our new online sightings and recording system, Nature Counts, is live. Not only will this make it easier for us to upload large amounts of data at a time after a survey, it also gives everyone visiting our reserves a way to easily contribute to the larger environmental picture.
This information will help us to get a clearer representation of how our local flora and fauna are thriving or where they are in decline. The data collected will also feed in to the National Biodiversity Network’s database, the NBN Atlas, which is shared by ecologists across the country and used to inform national policy decisions about nature and the environment.
Whether you’ve seen something common or rare, in one of our nature reserves or elsewhere within Sheffield & Rotherham, let us know. All species records are welcome.
Stay up to date with local findings on our blog – a regularly updated round up of the latest sightings. If you send in a record it could even be a feature, especially if you’ve sent in a photograph!
Our species sightings and recording site will provide a lasting legacy from Data for Nature, a project to improve and standardise survey methods and data collection as recommended in the 2018 Sheffield State of Nature report. Data for Nature is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.