The quality (accuracy) and indeed the quantity of records submitted to NatureSpot of course depends on the quality of our dedicated recorders, who criss-cross the County in all weathers. More...
We are constantly trying to improve the quality of records submitted by improving the advice we give. Most species on NatureSpot have what we refer to as a RAG Rating - Red-Amber-Green traffic lights. This is determined by how common the species is and how easy it is to identify. We've written more about this on the 'Identification and recording difficulty' page:
We're also ramping up our recording advice, and this now appears as a pop-up on the Submit Records form once a species is selected:
This is designed to help recorders know what features to concentrate on and what level of evidence is required for us to be able to verify the accuracy of a record with confidence.