‘Quantocks Wildlife Watch’ – The Biggest Ever Quantock Wildlife Survey
Members of the public are being asked to take part in the biggest wildlife survey ever seen in the Quantocks. Friends of Quantock, in conjunction with the Quantock Hills AONB and the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme are asking the c4,000 people using the Quantocks every day to get involved in the ‘Quantocks Wildlife Watch’; a long-term citizen science project which will help prioritise the future management and wildlife conservation for the Quantocks.
The project uses the iNaturalist application developed by National Geographic and the California Academy of Sciences to capture the varied and diverse range of wildlife found on the Quantocks.
Simply download the application, register and start exploring.
Logging your sightings is as simple as photographing any living thing you see on or around the Quantocks; plants, animals, insects, fungi, lichen etc and using iNaturalist to identify and share. iNaturalist automatically geolocates the image and will report it to the Quantock Wildlife Watch project, but if you would like to receive project updates and see what others have found as part of the project you can join the project within the application. To join the project, simply select projects, search “Quantocks Wildlife Watch” and join.