Flower Insect Timed counts (FIT count) – get the app
Pollinating London Together (PLT) is a new environmental campaign spearheaded by the Livery Companies of The City of London.
Its aim is to re-green the one square mile of the historic City of London and to make London and other cities a better place for human beings and pollinators.
Instigated by The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers and enabled by partnership with the Worshipful Companies of Gardeners, Information Technologists, Salters, Distillers and Grocers, the burgeoning pan-Livery initiative aims to grow awareness of what we can all do to make our cities greener and a better place to work or live. Many small actions will make a big difference.
PLT Citizen Science Scheme
The scheme PLT have chosen to use is owned and managed by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. The website that relates to this work is the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS)
This website now contains everything to do with the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) and the Flower-Insect Timed Counts (FIT).
The new FIT Count app was officially launched in May 2021. Counts added via the app will get linked to the website above.
The app can be downloaded in the usual way from the app store (type “FIT count” into the search bar), alternatively for Android phones click here and for iOS devices click here
Guide to using the FIT Count App from UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT Count) is designed to collect new data on numbers of flower-visiting insects, as part of a wider set of surveys under the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS). During a ten minute period you count all insects that land on a selected 50x50cm patch of target flowers. This app will guide you through the process and make uploading your data really easy. You will need to allow about 15 minutes for your survey plus some additional time to familiarise yourself with the app.