WildWalks

Help put wildlife back on the map on a WildWalk

WildWalks is an online tool that allows people to record the plants and animals they see as they walk within Living Landscape scheme areas. Users, whether expert recorders or keen amateurs, can choose to set up a new walk or pick one already created. Repeating the walk will help map the wildlife in the area and monitor how it changes over time, helping to develop a better understanding of the impact of landscape scale conservation work.

WildWalks has been developed through the LivingMap project, established by The Wildlife Trusts in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

If you are interested in undertaking a WildWalk please register at www.livingmap.org.uk .

Once registered head straight for our Living Landscape projects across Lincolnshire and either follow one of the pre-planned routes (see the links to each landscape area on the left hand side) or set up your own walk across your local Living Landscape.

 

Creating WildWalks

Entering data

 

FAQ's

Where can I carry out a WildWalk?

The focus of WildWalks is to assess the impact of our landscape-scale work. As such recording of WildWalks is restricted to Wildlife Trust’s Living Landscape project areas.

What species can I record?

Wild walks can be used to record any wildlife: birds, wildflowers, beetles, dragonflies... please record anything that you see that you feel confident of identifying.

How often do I have to carry out my WildWalk?

A WildWalk can be carried out once but the more frequently a route is walked the more useful the information will be.

Is there an app?

WildWalks is built on an online platform and so, although it is not optimised for mobile devices, it can still be used via mobile providing that you are able to connect to the internet. An app is under consideration once the pilot phase has been completed.

What happens to my records?

Records entered and submitted onto the system will be stored for future reference. These records will be accessible to all local Wildlife Trusts and will be verified by biological records centre. Where appropriate records may be submitted to National Biodiversity Network to support national recording efforts.