Project Summary

Happy new year to all wildlife recorders out there!

I am writing this as the A Year In the Life of Ingleborough Project has come to an end for 2022. Do not fear though a new project has already started for 2023. You can find the link here:
We thank you all very much for all the observations you have made in the last year and I hope that we can collect even more records in the Ingleborough area for 2023 to help us better understand current biodiversity in the area.

There were 262 observations made in the area in 2022, from 32 different observers. A special shoutout to @joe_bodycote who had the most observations last year with 66 in the area.

186 different species were recorded at Ingleborough in 2022, 72% of these were of plant species. Maybe unsurprisingly the most common species recorded was Bird's Eye Primrose, which covers large areas of Ingleborough and is now thriving due to cattle grazing in areas such as Sulber Common. It is well worth a trip to see it in 2023 in late May or early June. Some other notable plant species include Globeflowers ,which can be seen in great numbers at Ashes Pasture Nature reserve (, and Purple saxifrage near the summit .

The next three most recorded Taxa were Insects with 27 species, Fungi with 13 Species and Birds with 10. Ingleborough is considered internationally important for its waxcap fungi species due to the many species found in the area. The Scarlet waxcap and Golden waxcap were recorded on Inaturalist last year, there are many more species around Ingleborough so keep an eye out for them this year. Some notable bird records in 2022 were Snow bunting on South House Moor in February and Golder plover at the summit

Your records in the area are useful to the Wild Ingleborough project and we hope that the 2023 project will be even more successful. More information about Wild Ingleborough can be found at:

Posted on January 09, 2023 10:21 AM by george_porton george_porton


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