A quick overview of the 2020 i-naturalist data

In 2020, 2937 observation of Research Grade were made in Edinburgh with 719 species recorded and identified to research grade.

The most recorded species was the small Tortoiseshell butterfly.

The top ten species recorded also included - European Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io); Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos); Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens); European Robin (Erithacus rubecula); Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria); Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis); Red campion (Silene dioica); Gorse (Ulex europaeus); 7-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata); Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Plant observations represent 50% of all recorded observations, then insects (22%) and birds (21%)

I only used data of research grade under i-naturalist’s observation verification scheme. This of course does not preclude identification errors but for now, it will do.


Posted by nicholaswarren nicholaswarren, May 09, 2021 19:50


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