Both Somerset and Devon environmental record centers encourage recording of wildlife and welcomes records of all species.The majority of records come via specialist groups and societies; and becoming a member is an excellent way to get involved with wildlife recording. However, even if you’re new to recording you can easily make useful records and send them direct.
Here’s what to do:
- Note down a few simple details of what was seen where and when and by who, e.g. Kingfisher; River Tone in Taunton by Debenhams; Harriet Smith; 15 October 2009.
- Be as precise as possible, if the details are too vague we won't be able to make use of the record.
- Tips on making records and identification, can be found here.
Devon Biodiverstiy Record Centre (DBRC) also has an Android smartphone App that allows users to send in wildlife records. The DBRC species recording app makes recording environmental records easy and straight forward. The app allows you to record the species, date, location, OS grid reference, and approximate number. Grid reference and date are automatically filled in by the phone. The records are then automatically sent to DBRC for verification and validation. Download the app from the google play store by clicking here.
Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC) have an easy to use online reporting system: