The recording of wildlife is the main aim of the Club. Every observation counts, no matter how insignificant it may seem to the recorder. When all our records come together they form a strong basis for conservation measures.

A record is not necessarily a remarkable sighting of something never before seen in the area nor the discovery of a species new to science, although either would be acceptable. A record, for the Clubs purposes, is a written note of anything in the natural history field that you have seen or heard. Many people keep a personal notebook in which they jot down observations as they occur or as soon as possible afterwards. Members of the Club transfer these notes on to Club record sheets and send them to Helen Ikin each quarter either by post to:

Helen Ikin: 237 Forest Road, Woodhouse, Leicester LE12 8TZ

or by email to:

Everyone is encouraged to send in their records from anywhere in Leicestershire and Rutland but mainly in the Charnwood area. It doesn’t have to be rare. For example, we have too few records of moles. Common species can suddenly become rare (or vice versa). Please write up your notes and send them in at the end of each quarter.

Please note the Location, Species, Quantity (a guestimate is acceptable but try to avoid “several”, “lots” or “a few”, as these can be interpreted differently by individuals), Date and Time, and anything of interest especially if there was breeding activity  involved.

The Deadline Dates are:

Jan to March — April 10th

April to June — July 10th

July to Sept — Oct. 10th

Oct to Dec — Jan 10th

Please click HERE to open up a Recording Form in a new page. Remember to change to Landscape orientation when printing.