SPECIES RECORDS

Please send us brief details of your sightings of Moss Valley flora and fauna which you think would be useful in their own right eg common species, or any unusual sightings/events. You can use the link to the proforma and e-mail it to us (click on this link). Our Recorder will be pleased to receive your record(s). We welcome your interest and involvement in the recording and subsequent conservation effort for the valley.

You may wish to know why Moss Valley Wildlife Group and other similar groups record the flora and fauna found in the area they focus on. In order to function effectively as a wildlife conservation group we need to know what it is that we are trying to conserve on our 'patch', so we have kept wildlife records over many years to create a picture of the species to be found and the fluctuations in species/abundance over time. The more records, and the longer the period of time, the more useful the data is in making our case for conserving the valley and its special habitats. Local wildlife records also help to build a picture of what is happening with species on a regional and even a national basis.

Your records are important, regardless of your level of expertise, in contributing to our understanding of the valley. If you have any concerns or questions about species recording, eg recording/protecting rare or vulnerable species, please contact us or use the comments box on the form.

Looking at species-rich hedgerows

Wildlife Watch

WATCH OUT FOR

Calling all members and anyone who visits the Moss Valley, we are keen to hear about sightings of any of these species in the valley:

BROWN HARE

HEDGEHOG

COMMON TOAD

FROG

DINGY SKIPPER BUTTERFLY

WATER VOLE

SKYLARK

KINGFISHER

NATIVE CRAYFISH

GREY PARTRIDGE

BARN OWL

PLEASE ALSO TELL US ABOUT ANY SIGHTINGS OF THE FOLLOWING PEST OR INVASIVE SPECIES:

MINK

AMERICAN OR SIGNAL CRAYFISH

JAPANESE KNOTWEED

PARROT WEED

RED-RINGED PARAKEET

HIMALAYAN BALSAM See the picture below of Himalayan Balsam in flower and click on the 'Balsam Pull' page above to read about the Group's success in dealing with this invasive species over several years, and the potential difficulties in the future in achieving continuity of this conservation work.

 

 

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