Share Your Records

Because burial grounds have been a dedicated green space for years, sometimes centuries, their plant and animal life is often rich and diverse. We are encouraging visitors to burial grounds to record species that they encounter and these records can then be added to a database which will be accessible by all and will build into a picture of what has been seen, when and how frequently.

Anyone can make a recording by noting down some details – all records are useful, even of common plants, grasses, birds or other wildlife as they help to monitor the rise or decline of species over a period of years. Making a record is simple, there are just four things to make note of:

  • Who – the recorder’s full name
  • What – the common (or scientific) name of the species you round – eg. swift, ladybird, daisy…
  • Where -the name, address and/or grid reference for the site you visited
  • When – include the day, month and year
Send them in an
e-mail to
Post them to us at 11 Drovers House, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9BZ
Whatever way you submit your records they will soon be uploaded to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Atlas and you will be able to see them there. You may want to pop over there now and see if there are already records for your site!