Submit Records Illustrated Guide
Follow this six step guide to submitting your wildlife sightings. You might find it useful to use a second tab on your browser to have the form and this guide open at the same time.
To get started, click on Submit Records on the main menu:
Step 1 - Enter the date
Step 2 - Enter a name for the site
Tip - if the site hasn't got a formal name, use the village or area name. If it is your garden, use a name like Groby or Whetstone garden.
Step 3 - Enter a grid reference
Don't panic! The site makes this very easy - all you have to do is click the 'spot' on the map.
To get the map to zoom to the right area - use the Search box:
Now use the map controls to find the exact spot - then just click on it and the grid ref will be entered automatically.
Make sure your grid reference has at least 6 numbers. If the it only has 4, zoom in further and click again.
You can now start entering your species by clicking the next tab - What Did You See?
Step 4 - Entering your species
Step 5 - Add a photo (optional)
Note - the Add Images link only appears after the species name has been entered.
Click on Add Images if you have a photo to attach to your record.
If you haven't already done so, complete any of the optional boxes and add any additional images.
Step 6 - Add any other species and SAVE
Use new lines to add any other species you saw. Note - species seen on a different date or at a different sites should be entered on a fresh form.
You will now be taken to a thank you screen listing your records - with a map showing other records for the species you have added.