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

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

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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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