Anyone can start recording wildlife. You do not have to be an expert; enthusiastic amateurs have a very important part to play. You can help to protect our natural heritage by passing your information on to RECORD, the local wildlife record centre for the Cheshire region, who are always pleased to receive any information about plants or animals you might have seen and recorded. Observations might come from trips to the countryside or simply from your own backyard. No matter how trivial you think the record is, it will be and is useful to us.
RECORD collates all records of all the species found in Cheshire, whether they be flora, fauna or fungi. The basic facts that form a record are:
Site where the observation was made,
OS Grid Reference for the Site (if you don't know how to do this we can help, give us a ring),
Date of Observation (e.g. 13/12/1998).
Your Name, Address and Telephone number,
Any further information is always useful (e.g. numbers, sexes, habits, etc.).
You can submit your records via the Record Online Data Input System (RODIS) on the website www.record-lrc.co.uk.
You can also email spreadsheets via email (info@rECOrd-LRC.co.uk), and post paper records to:
Chester Zoological Gardens