We want to know what species are present in our parish and where they are. To find out, we will be doing some organised surveys, but also we want to encourage everyone to record what they see.
We have chosen 20 species that we are especially interested in knowing more about and we are making the reporting of these as easy as possible.
We are offering two methods for reporting sightings. The easiest, which can be used for our ’20 Selected Species’ is via our website form below
The other method is via iRecord which requires more detail but goes directly to a national biological recording system that we can retrieve data from - but you’ll need to add our activity code when you fill in the form.
We are developing our skills regarding the relationship between species recording and mapping, and the following set of maps are very much work-in-progress!
The maps shown here have been copied from OpenSource sites and it is believed that the reproduction of them does not infringe copyright laws. If anyone has any reason to suspect this is not the case, please advise us and they will be removed.
Please note all maps are best viewed on a large screen or tablet.
This map shows general wildlife sightings within the parish boundary as reported on iRecord.
Click here to see the Species Maps
This map shows the various habitats we have in the area and can be used to predict where species might predominate.
Click here to see the Context Maps.
parish landmarks map
Click here for the Parish Landmarks Map
Here are some suggested walks in the parish. They all start from the Perch and Pike pub in the middle of South Stoke village and are circular. They are between 4 and 5km long and should take about and hour and a half to complete. The terrain is not difficult, but can be very muddy and there are stiles to cross in places; there are also some small road sections so please be very mindful of cars, motorbikes and bicycles. All the routes are on public rights of way.