Submitted by AJ Cann on Mon, 11/03/2019 - 08:30
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    Every record you submit to NatureSpot helps to record the changing wildlife of our county and country, but you can help us to make the process work more smoothly. More...

    When you submit a record, the most important information is the species observed, but the metadata consisting of the date, location and any other information are also vital. The National Grid reference is key to location information and we make this as easy as possible by allowing you to click on a map, but you may not realize that the site name you give us and the way that you write this is also important. All NatureSpot records feed into a much larger national system of recording. Sometimes when records are moved from one system to another it is necessary to do some editing to make the systems match. The preferred format for site names is the name of the nearest place (town or village) first, followed by the locality, e.g. "Melton Mowbray, Scalford Road", "Groby, Main Street" or "Whetstone garden".

    Entering your records in this way save the magic data elves much work, and they will smile and shed their blessings upon you.