Species of the month

Each month DGERC highlights certain species to encourage local recorders to report sightings. Some may be particularly visible at that time of year, and though they may be common or widespread they may still be under-recorded. Others may be scarce or rare and of local or national conservation importance.

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You can browse our previous Species of the Month selections using the links below:

May 2016 Large Red Damselfly and Water Vole
Apr 2016 Lapwing and Adder
Mar 2016 Colt's-foot and Common Toad
Feb 2016 Common Frog and Badger
Jan 2016 Scarlet/Ruby Elfcup and Mountain Hare
Dec 2015 Whooper Swan and Yellow Brain Fungus
Nov 2015 Fieldfare, Redwing, Orange Ladybird and Harlequin Ladybird
Oct 2015 Garden Spider and Stinkhorn
Sep 2015 Common Earwig and Weasel
Aug 2015 Grayling, Marmalade Hoverfly, Bedegaur Gaul and Lion's Mane Jellyfish
Jul 2015 Cinnabar Moth, Brown-lipped Snail, Spignel and Stonechat
Jun 2015 Yellowhammer, Bottlenose Dolphin, Hedgehog and Four-spotted Chaser
May 2015 Large Bee-fly, Speckled Wood, Slow-worm and Early Purple Orchid