Putting Ayrshire’s Wildlife on the map.

The Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? project encourages people throughout the region to get involved in wildlife recording – collecting information about where different plants and animals live. It will work with local wildlife enthusiasts of all abilities – beginners and experts – and help to create a focal point for local environmental data.

Ayrshire amphibian survey

Have you seen frogs, toads or newts in Ayrshire? Do you have them in your garden? Help us to improve our understanding of where they are found in the region by reporting your sightings for our amphibian survey…

Ayrshire Reptile Survey

Have you seen Adders, Slow worms or Lizards in Ayrshire? We need your help to find where these creatures live in Ayrshire and to see how they are faring in our local area.

General Wildlife Records

Perhaps amphibians and reptiles are not your area of interest, perhaps you are a keen moth or fungi recorder, or you simply like to collect records of all wildlife while out and about. The Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? project welcomes wildlife records from any species groups, from bees and beetles to lichens and lapwings. If you are unsure of a species which you saw, we might be able to help! Experts on hand through the Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? project are here to help and can verify your record.

Expand your knowledge and learn new skills

Want to get involved in wildlife recording but not to sure where to start? Why not come along to one of our species training days over the summer 2017. These training days will teach you the basic ecology of the species and the characteristics used to identify it when in the field. An outdoor session lead by the species expert allows us to identify the species in its natural habitat and collect some new records for Ayrshire.

Why not book and come along to one of our upcoming training days. Tea, cake and great wildlife chat are always guaranteed!

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Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire Project
Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire Project21/09/2018 at 8:34pm

Had a fantastic Bat Walk at Ardeer with our friends from North Ayrshire Ranger Service. At one point we thought we would only find 'bat mouse' (sorry about the rubbish photo!) but thankfully the rain stopped and the soprano pipistrelles came out to play!

Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire Project
Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire Project19/09/2018 at 12:33pm

Out on the coast around Ardrossan just now... the waves are so high! There is lots of debris and falling trees on the roads in Ayrshire because of the high winds. Stay safe if you need to go out.

wildlifeayrshire11/06/2017 at 8:32am
wildlifeayrshire11/06/2017 at 8:32am

Where's Wildlife in Ayrshire? e-newsletter

Keep in touch! We produce regular email newsletters to our contacts highlighting local events, activities and news relating to wildlife recording in the region. Follow the link to sign up to our email list.

Our project partners and funders

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