On-line recording help

What did you see?

As you write the name of the wildlife in the box, a dropdown menu will appear for you to select from.

If you don’t see the name you want please try again with a * in front of the name. e.g. *frog. You will see all the species linked to the word. For example *frog will give you common frog, frogs and toads, frog bit etc. to choose from.

If there is a number 2,3 or 4 after the wildlife’s name this means the identification is a bit more tricky (4 being hardest). In this case, if you are happy to do so, please leave your email when requested and if needed, someone can come back to you for further information.

How many?

Enter the number you saw. Usually this is the number of mobile animals like birds or mammals but sometimes it might be say 5 Orchids.

Where?

Please give us the location of your sighting. You can either enter a grid reference or search for a place using the map.
Zoom in on a location using the maps left-hand sidebar to increase the accuracy of the position you select. Then simply click on the place to select it and the grid reference will be inserted for you.

When and Who?

Date seen (mandatory)
You can type a date in the format dd/mm/yyyy or use the date picker [the button like a lttle calendar]
Recorder name (mandatory)
Enter your name or a username if you prefer
Your email address (mandatory)
Your email address will help us confirm a sighting and we will not use this email for other purposes.
Determiner name
If someone helped with the identification then enter their name here. This helps when a species is difficult to identify or its a species requires specialist help.
Photo
You can add photos of the species to help us confirm what you have seen.
Any other comments
Let us know anything else that you think may be important. Were there say ‘at least 20’ or ‘more than 20’ Were they showing particular behaviour? Pretty much anything you think might be useful for us to know.

Submit

When you have put in all the information press submit for it to be saved. You will be sent back to the beginning page of the form to enter any more things you might have seen.

Padlocks

You will see that some items have a padlock to the right. If you need to enter more than one sighting you can avoid entering the same information again.