A Look at Lockdown – a community photography project

By February 8, 2021February 16th, 2021Blog

A Look at Lockdown – A community photography project

The Island is back in lockdown meaning we are at home more than normal.  Your exercise slot can be a brilliant time to find out more about the nature in our Island. La Société is pleased to launch a new initiative “A Look at Lockdown”.

It’s simple – when you are out on a walk, have a look around; there’s wildlife wherever you look, and we are seeing a lot more of it with less vehicles on the roads. Take a snapshot of what our wildlife is up to and send it to us.

As well as building a visual gallery, we can also use this to work with the Biological Record Centre by producing a huge amount of data about the wildlife we see. Often, it is the common species that do not always get noticed such as robins and gulls, but it is just as important to know how these species are doing as it is for uncommon visitors.

To get involved send your photographs to Communications@societe.org.gg by Sunday 28th February, and include:

  • Name of photographer
  • Subject
  • Location (as accurate as possible would be great!)
  • Date photograph was taken

Once this has been received, the photographs will be featured on www.societe.org.gg and the data submitted to www.biologicalrecordscentre.gov.gg. The online Gallery will be revealed on Monday 8th March.

***UPDATE 16/02/2021***

Guernsey Biological Records Centre are very kindly giving away some My Naturewatch camera kits to our favourite photographs. These are brilliant kits that can help you get up close and personal with the wildlife in your garden, so it’s a great chance to get your hands on one!
 

***IMPORTANT***

Please ensure that when you are taking photographs to be respectful, and not to disturb wildlife. We have got some fantastic natural areas for all to enjoy and hope that this project can be used as an enabler to get out and see what our nature has to offer.

Please follow States of Guernsey guidelines, leaving your house only for daily exercise, maintain social distancing and wear facial coverings where required.