Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Pan species update

It's been a while since I provided an update on my Pan Species challenge for the year. After passing the 1000spp mark in early July, I sort of lost focus a bit, plus with a lot of weekends busy with athletics, I've not had a lot of time to get out and about as much.

However, the total is currently 1249 spp for the year. At this rate, I think I might just about make 1300 for the full year, which I'll be well pleased with. There have been quite a few glaring misses over the summer - notaby Marbled White, Green Hairstreak and Small P-bordered Frit' and the mammal list is quite poor.

The breakdown is as follows:

Birds 198
Mammals 13
Amphibs 5
Reptiles 3
Fish 12
Beetles 60
Bug 29
Lep's 233
Hoppers 10
Dragons 26
Flies 61
Bees 37
Centipedes 2
Crustacea 6
Spiders 14
Molluscs 30
Ferns 12
Fungi 63
Lichens 27
Horsetails 3
Mosses 26
Plants 366
misc  insects 5
misc  3
seaweeds 5



  1. Excellent. It just goes to show what's possible when one puts some effort into recording.

  2. Well done Mr Bell, you are giving me ideas. Next year perhaps, maybe 500 within MTCBC.

  3. I'm certainly looking at doing a more local area next year - 500 in MTCBC sounds doable