Recording

Making a mammal record is easy! If you see any wild mammals in Shropshire, we would love to know. It could be a grey squirrel, rabbit, fox or badger and all you need to do is make a note of the location (place name, postcodes and grid reference) species seen, evidence observed and the date. Some species such as polecats and hares can easily be misidentified, so if you can take a photograph of any mammal you are unsure about, we will be able to verify the species. We are working towards the production of the first Shropshire Mammal Atlas and all records will be added when the Atlas goes to print. You can make a mammal record for Shropshire by clicking here. Alternatively, you can email your records direct to SMGrecord@gmail.com

Badger J Harding

A record could be a sighting of a mammal, dead animals on roads, field signs such as trails and burrows, or results from field survey work:

Badger trail in woodland

Badger trail in woodland

 

Small mammal burrow

Small mammal burrow

Useful Mobile Apps for Recorders on the Go

iRecord

About: iRecord is an online platform created by the Biological Records Centre (BRC) and the UK Centres for Ecology and Hydrology (UK CEH) that collects flora and fauna records from citizen scientists and observations from other recording websites and mobile applications.

iRecord allows you to:

  • Directly upload your sightings to one of the largest biological recording projects in the UK
  • Have your sightings checked by ecology professionals
  • Share data with the iRecord community
  • Contribute to science and conservation
  • Explore maps and data
  • Access the iRecord user guide

You can download iRecord compleyely free of charge using the following link: https://irecord.org.uk/app

Mammal Mapper

About: An app designed for you guessed it… recording mammals! This a completely free app designed by the Mammal Society.

Mammal Mapper allows you to:

  • Contribute to mammal research and conservation
  • Record mammals on the go
  • Have help and support in mammal identification
  • Have your data verified by experts
  • Contribute to iRecord

You can download Mammal Mapper using this link: https://www.mammal.org.uk/volunteering/mammal-mapper/

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5 thoughts on “Recording

  1. Hi, OK … Grid Ref SJ46780 00498
    27/11/19 – grey squirrel in yard
    Sept – 2 young rabbits in our track
    a small bat flew round our living room then went back up into attic
    Generally …
    woodmice, field voles, pygmy & common shrews, common newt, in the garden
    house mice in the house

    I know newts are not mammals so where do I record those with SWT? And what about recording birds?
    Ta very muchley,
    Elen Sentier

  2. Yellow-necked mice have discovered my wild bird seed stocks and have invaded the space between my roof and ceilings; they run about (loudly) during the night. Have humanely trapped and removed seven since the final week of November 2020. Have a mature wildlife garden and woodland adjacent to The Old Racecourse, Oswestry.

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