Since the end of all lockdown restrictions (remember them..) we have been able to get stuck into our conservation actions, Here is a summary of what we have managed to achieve in the last 12 months...
Carried out routine surveys of 7 reptile sites on the Island, 36 surveys, 330 refugia checked, 50+ records created.
Purchased survey equipment for monitoring reptile populations in the country park.
Recorded Biodiversity in the immediate area, created 82 records of 59 species.
Planted coastal wild flowers and native wild flower species, 1600 seedballs planted.
Monitored the population of Red Squirrels in the country park, confirmed the presence of breeding individuals, and continue to carry out routine surveys.
Confirmed the presence of breeding newts in the country park, carried out pond maintenance.
Created Stag beetle habitats, continue to create and improve stag beetle habitats and carry out routine surveys for the presence of stag beetles.
Carried out an investigation into the presence of a leech species feeding on amphibians in conjunction with Hampshire & IOW Amphibian, Reptile Group (HIWARG), Bug Life and ZSL Garden Wildlife Health, Our fieldwork confirmed the presence of a previously undetected leech species in the UK.