The first annual report of the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS), highlighting progress during the 2022 season as well as providing an overview of survey coverage since the scheme’s initial implementation in 2017 has been published. The report also documents ongoing analyses of trends in different insect pollinator groups from PoMS data collected by dedicated volunteers between 2017 and 2021, and includes news and updates from the partnership.
PoMS aims to understand how insect pollinator populations are changing across the UK through implementing two large-scale surveys: the Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT Count) and the 1 km square survey. These surveys use a combination of volunteer and professional recorders to collect data on the abundance and distribution of flower-visiting insects and floral resources from a wide range of habitats across the UK. The UK PoMS partnership is coordinated by UKCEH.
View the full report here.
More details about the scheme and how to get involved can be found on the POMS website.