Off these conversations, we started to think about the data. On Flatholm island there is a weather station which we connected to our partner Yard’s server. Also, we are currently trying to work out the most efficient way to gather the slow worm count, butterfly count, moth count, bird count, wild leek counts, bluebell count, solar panel energy levels,  water tank levels and the capture of photos of the very qualitative warden daily entered logbooks. Also, CCC shared with us some environmental related dates, these suddenly provided us with the hooks to engage the general public:

  • 25th January- Big garden birdwatch
  • 2nd February – World Wetlands Day
  • 3rd March – World Wildlife Day
  • 22nd Apr – Earth Day
  • 24th April – Save the Frog Day
  • 3rd May – Hedgehog awareness week
  • 8th May – World migratory bird day (#1)
  • 22nd May – International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 1st June – Rabbit awareness week
  • 5th June – Environment day
  • 21st June – National insect week
  • 3rd July – National meadows day
  • 17th July – Big butterfly count
  • 17th July – National moth week
  • 21st July – Love parks week
  • 25th July – National Marine week
  • 28th July – World nature conservation day
  • 20th August – Bird fair
  • 3rd September- Zero Waste Week
  • 3rd October – World fungus day
  • 9th October – World migratory bird day (#2)
  • 16th October – National mammals’ week
  • 29th November- National Tree Week


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