Scadbury Park Fixed Point Photography Post Pilot
To improve the monitoring of some of our most biodiverse woodland sites, the Bromley idverde countryside team have been undertaking a suite of surveys over the last year, covering both flora and fauna.
To supplement this, the team have also begun setting up fixed point photography locations on a number of sites. This involves taking pictures from the same position over a period of years and can help monitor natural habitat change over time or changes caused by management, influencing long term management decisions.
To improve community engagement with our woodland sites and generate interest in basic biodiversity monitoring and citizen science, the countryside team are piloting new fixed point photography posts. Three of these posts have been installed by the team in important locations for biodiversity on Scadbury Park and alongside main paths so they can be used by the public.
The posts have a slot at about 4ft from the ground in which most phones can be placed and a photo taken, ensuring a consistent field of view for all users. A hashtag is written down the side of the post (in the above case #SCADFPP2), which can then be tweeted or posted on Instagram and the image picked up and catalogued by the site manager.