How to take part
1. If you see any of the species, make a note of how many you saw, when and where. Try to give as much information as possible about where it was so we can get an accurate location. We are interested in sightings from anywhere, not just moorland habitats.
If you see an adder or a lizard look to see if it is an adult or a juvenile (the postcard has details of how to tell these life stages apart). If you see a toad, record how many you saw and whether or not it is in a pond or waterbody. If you find toadspawn, you don't need to count individual spawn strings.
Finally, try and take a photo if it is possible to do so without getting too close or disturbing the animal. This will help us to verify your sighting.
Optionally you can download and print a postcard (by clicking the image below) to remind you what to look for when you're out and about. You can also use our MoorWILD smartphone/tablet app (for Apple and Android) to record your observation and submit your sightings in the field. The app is an identification guide, but also allows you to use your device's GPS to log sightings of any of our survey species.
2. Submit your sightings.
Login to iRecord then... Submit your sighting via our iRecord survey page
Please note: to submit a sighting you'll need to login to iRecord. If you don't have an account you'll need to create one the first time you visit. Full instructions about how to create an account and submit your sighting can be found in this PDF.
Alternatively you can use our MoorWILD smartphone/tablet app (for Apple and Android).