Species of the Month: July 2023

Daisy: Bellis perennis


During 2024, our 20th anniversary year, we are revisiting our Species of the Month archive to reshare some of our "greatest hits" through the years. This month we are going back to March 2015, and the humble Daisy. The number of records has jumped up from 4,000 to 6,000, but there is sure to be many going overlooked and unrecorded. Can you help bump the numbers further?

The unmistakable daisy is probably present in every lawn / mown grassland area in Wales, yet there are still several 1km squares within the SEWBReC area which have zero records for the species. We hold over 4,000 records for the species (March 2015 total; July 2024 total is 6,056), but there are thousands more going unrecorded! There is more information about the Daisy available on NatureSpot.

This map on Aderyn shows the distribution of Bellis perennis at a 10km square level for the whole of Wales. Zoom in or click on a 10km square to see the 1km square record distribution. You can view the SEWBReC 1km distribution map here.

If you spot Daisies during July (or see the species at any other time of year), whether it's in an empty square or not, please send us the record, ideally via SEWBReCORD or the LERC Wales App. Instructions on how to submit records are available here.