Who visits your garden? We’d love to know about your furry, feathered and scaly guests!
Citizen Scientists are into month 2 of monitoring wildlife in gardens as part of the ‘Turning Gardener’s into Conservationists’ Citizen Science Project and have spotted 123 species so far.
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- Citizen Scientists have seen an additional 36 species this month boosting the total number of species seen to 123!
- As expected, bird diversity remains the highest at 93 species.
- The bird bath monitoring has captured over 1500 wildlife visits to bird baths, highlighting the usefulness of water sources in gardens.
- Wildlife cameras are currently being installed in gardens with many residents starting their image capture. This data will be reviewed in bulk later in the project so aren’t included in these stats; however, Citizen Scientists have already reported images of bandicoots and possums!
TOTAL SPECIES SEEN: 123
WILDLIFE USING EXISTING WILDLIFE FRIENDLY STRUCTURES
Bird Bath Visits: 1508
Pond Visits: 69
Nest Box Usage: 45
Reptile Shelter Usage: 42
Frog Hotel Usage: 10
Most sighted frog: Motorbike Frog
Image © Perth NRM, Photographer: Jason Pitman