About Parish Wildlife

Events Form Example

Special Event form currently in use on the project. This is a truncated version of an A4 sheet Download full version

The Column marked '*' is used to help in grouping records together when adding them to the database.

Example of Speial Event Form

Checklist example

The sample below is just the top section of an A4 sheet. Show Full sheet

The species are arranged aphabetically, though some related species ( eg tits) are grouped together; Winter Species (W) are shown in Blue; Summer Species (S) are shown in red. Pond insects are also shown in blue

Events Diary

The Species Checklist for the Wildlife Diary is designed to be as simple as possible, so that anyone with any knowedge can contribute without taking on too much of a commitment. This means that analysis of the information is restricted to changes in the numbers of species only. The Events Diary is provided so that anything that is seen can be recorded, including interesting facts about:

The Species Checklist

The Species Checklist is a key feature of the Parish-Wildlife approach

Recording the event

Activities are an important part of the Parish-Wildlife approach - both for helping members to learn more about species and habitats in their own environment and in recording wildlife in the parish outside the member survey areas. Members only record regularly on their own patch - mostly just their gardens - so that visits to special areas within the parish probably provide the only means to record the full range of species in the area.

Arranging Activities

Local Groups of Wildlife Trust are usually familiar with arranging events for their members. Fixing up activities for Parish-Wildlife Groups is simply an extension of this, but focussed on providing ongoing, low-key training for their members. The emphasis needs to be on providing a wide range of opportunities for members to learn at their own pace. Variety of topics, leaders and locations is very important.


Our parishes hold monthly activities between February and November. In early April, July and September, meetings are arranged with each individual parish, to assist with the exchange of the 3-monthly Wildife Diaries. Joint meetings, that are also open to non-members, are held in the other months. We do not organise meetings for the Other Local Groups - we offer support to any meetings they arrange.

Where possible, our activities are focussed on the parishes that are taking part in the scheme. There are two objectives for these activities:

Management Structure

The Parish Wildlife Management Structure. The scheme is designed to be self managing as far as possible. It relies on theManagement Structure following relationships.

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