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Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group

Biological Recording in Nottinghamshire

Biodiversity needs your help

You can help us by recording wildlife in Nottinghamshire.

Knowing what species are present in Nottinghamshire, and where they are, is an important means of monitoring our biodiversity and helps with the targeting of conservation activities. Your wildlife records, whether part of a detailed site survey or causal observations made on a weekend walk or from your own garden, are of great value, so please send them in!

To make the best use of your records, we require the following information:

· WHAT you saw - species (common and scientific name if known), number of individuals, stage of lifecycle,

· WHERE you saw it - the location, preferably a 6 figure National Grid Reference (or better) or a detailed written description (e.g. near the road sign in the grassy patch at the north end of Trent Street, West Bridgford).

· WHEN you saw it - Date and time of your sighting

· WHO saw it - Your name and contact details


For more unusual species a photo would be helpful to ensure correct ID. For example if you report seeing an adder it woldn`t be regarded as a reliable sighting without a photo because we get so many grass snakes reported as "adders" - the only British snake most people have heard of. 

How to Submit your Records:

Your sightings and records can be forwarded to:

Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Record Centre (NBGRC),

Communities Courtyard

Wollaton Park



Tel. 0115 8762188


Records can also be submitted online using iRecord (

You can additionally forward records to the County Recorders for the species group:

AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES - John Osborne; 21 Hill Syke, Lowdham, Notts, NG14 7DE; tel. 0115 9664915;


BEETLES - Adrian Dutton;


BIRDS - Andy Hall; 10 Staverton Rd, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4ET; email

BRYOPHYTES - Margaret Crittenden; 80, Leamington Drive, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5LN;


BUTTERFLIES - Sue Halfacre; 95, Sharpley Drive, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6QT;


CRAYFISH - Chris Jackson;


DIPTERA (flies, including Hoverflies) - Derek Whiteley; Beech Cottage, Wardlow, Buxton, SK17 8RP


DRAGONFLIES - David Goddard; 30 Cliffe Hill Avenue, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7HD;


FUNGI - Di Mears; Tel. 01246 857371;


MAMMALS - Michael Walker; c/o Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Old Ragged School, Brook Street, Nottingham. NG10 5NA; Tel. 0115 9588242;


MICRO-MOTHS & BUGS - Dave Budworth; 121 Wood Lane, Newhall, Swadlincote, Derbyshire; DE11 0LX; tel 01283 215 188; email

MACRO-MOTHS (and all other invertebrates not listed)

Dr Sheila Wright; c/o Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, NG8 2AE;

Tel. 0115 876 1048;


ORTHOPTERA (Grasshoppers & Crickets) - Roy Frost; 66 St Lawrence Rd, North Wingfield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 5LL; Tel. 01246 850037


PLANTS - Mark Woods;