Keeping count of your wildlife

The RSPB wants help to take a snapshot of South Yorkshire gardens in its summer wildlife survey.

Make Your Nature Count, running from June 4-12, asks people to count the wildlife in their garden over the summer.

Not only is the RSPB asking people to record birds, it also wants to know about some of the other wildlife visiting South Yorkshire gardens, like badgers, toads, bats and snakes.

To take part, spend one hour during the week of June 4-12, counting the birds and the other wildlife that visit your garden, and record the highest number of each species seen at any one time.

For further information, visit the RSPB website An online survey form will be available from today (Thursday).