Sim Elliott

Joined: Jan 18, 2023 Last Active: Feb 27, 2024 iNaturalist United Kingdom Monthly Supporter since July 2023

I am an amateur naturalist. I am particularly interested in wild flowers, lichens and bryophytes; but I try, to the best of my ability, to undertake pan-species recording of my patch. My patch is the county of Sussex (the vice counties of East and West Sussex for biological recording purposes in the UK). I only travel by public transport to reduce my carbon footprint. I am a retired teacher (special education).

In a world of massive loss of biodiversity, it strikes me as really important to to widen the knowledge of the general public of what species exist in their local area, so that these species can be conserved; to conserve something something has to have a name. I think iNaturalist is useful for expanding the general public's interest in the nature around them; that's why I use it.

I am a volunteer ranger at RSPB Pagham Harbour and the Garden Bird Watch Co-ordinator for the Shoreham and District Ornithological Society.

I am a member of the British Naturalists' Association, the British Lichen Society, the British Bryology Society, the British Mycological Society, the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, PlantLife, The Woodland Trust, the RSPC, the BTO, the Sussex Ornithology Society.

I write posts about my nature days out, trying to identify what I see, in locations in Sussex (and sometimes Kent, Hampshire and Surrey), which give details of how to get to these sites by public transport These posts can be accessed here: https://www.simelliott.net/

https://twitter.com/sim_nature

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