Help put wildlife back on the map
Somerset Wildlife Trust has launched an exciting new way for you to get the most out of your walks on the wild side.
WildWalks is an online tool that will allow you to log records of plants and animals across your local Living Landscape projects. The objective is to develop a better understanding of the impact of our landscape scale conservation work and to give people the opportunity to help with this. Through WildWalks you will build a picture of the wildlife in your patch and can track how this changes over time.
To get you started Somerset Wildlife Trust has set up Woodland WildWalks in Quants and Harridge Woods and a Wetland WildWalk around Westhay Moor or our newest WildWalks White Field and Dundon Beacon.
WildWalks has been developed through the LivingMap project, established by The Wildlife Trusts in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology, as an online wildlife recording tool. We want to encourage the public, whether expert recorders or those with less expertise, to get out and explore our Living Landscapes in an effort to help us map nature as it changes.
If you are interested in undertaking a WildWalk please register at www.livingmap.org.uk.
Once registered head straight for our Living Landscape projects across the Mendips Hills or the Brue Valley and either follow one of the pre-defined routes or set up your own walk across your local Living Landscape.
To help users get a feeling for the system we have produced these video demonstrations:
WildWalks walkthrough - Creating WildWalks from Wildlife Trusts on Vimeo.
WildWalks walkthrough - Entering data from Wildlife Trusts on Vimeo.
Please feel free to get in touch with Matthew Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to discuss the project further.
WildWalks photo © Matthew Roberts
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