Biological recording

Recording the wildlife of the wildspaces around Ely is a very important activity for us. Understanding and documenting biodiversity enables us to assess both the importance of our sites and the ways in which the management we put in place affects their wildlife. This is achieved mainly through the work of volunteers and amateur naturalists. We are very fortunate to have had help from many highly skilled volunteers who have generously contributed their time and expertise to help build an inventory of the wildlife found around us and how our activities are changing it.

The records that they collect are supplied to the appropriate biological record centres and recording schemes, and are also stored by us on Mapmate. Species lists for different taxa can be (will be able to be) viewed and printed from this web site. If you have enquiries about biological records for the area or would like to submit records - either recent or historical - please contact us.

If you would like to contribute to recording a particular taxa within the area - please contact us for more information.

Order Number recorded
Amphibians ?
Hymenoptera - Bees, ants and wasps ?
Birds ?
Hemiptera - Bugs ?
Lepidoptera - Butterflies ?
Beetles ?
Lichens ?
Fungi ?
Mammals ?
Reptiles ?
Plants ?
Bryophytes - mosses ?
Diptera - flies and hoverflies ?
Reptiles - snakes and lizards ?
Lepidoptera - moths ?
Arachnid - spiders ?
Odonata - Dragonflies and damselflies ?
Orthoptera - crickets and grasshoppers ?
Fish ?
Dinosaurs! ?
Molluscs - slugs and snails ?

Want to learn more?

Click on the links below to find out more about Ely's wild spaces and how to get involved.

Get Involved: We are running events all through the year.
Using Heritage Lottery funding: memories of Ely Pits and Meadows.