In 2012 the Council commissioned Suffolk Wildlife Trust Trading Limited to update the Ipswich Wildlife Audit undertaken in 2000. The audit is taking place over two years and will be completed in Autumn 2013. The audit takes the form of a Phase 1 (extended) Habitat Survey, which is a standardised system for recording semi-natural vegetation and other wildlife habitats.
The first phase of the survey has been completed. It includes sites at the Northern Fringe of Ipswich (sites 144 - 148 below). A full index of the sites surveyed to date is available as a pdf download:
Please read the introduction before viewing site survey sheets, because it provides an explanation of the audit, the list of surveyed sites and the key to map symbols used.