Recording Form

Part of our work involves keeping records of red and grey squirrel sightings and for the conservation work we do to protect red squirrels.

If you are a member of the public and have seen a red or grey squirrel, you can report your sighting here>>

If you have questions about recording your conservation work, please email in the first instance to:

Red Squirrels Northern England’s recording form

excelFor recording conservation activity, Westmorland Red Squirrels uses RSNE’s Excel spreadsheet. If you have been trapping and shooting at the same location, you will need to record each method on a different row of data.  You can download the form here>>

Please send your completed form monthly to:   ideally by 7th of the following month.

Help With Grid References – Plus Some Alternatives

For squirrel purposes, OS grid references can be either 6 figures (eg SD 406 986) or 10 figures (eg SD 40890 98882). Every British grid reference has a 2-letter prefix to locate it within a specific 100 kilometre square. In our WRS area, the prefix will be either SD or NY.

To Find a Grid Reference Online
UK Grid Reference Finder>> enables you to find a grid reference by using your cursor to pinpoint the location of your sighting on a map, and then right-clicking to produce a pin marking the spot you’ve selected.  Left-clicking on the pin will then show its grid reference in a tag. Just copy your grid reference from the tag and paste it into your sighting report or record. The satellite view is easier to work with once you’ve zoomed in to the general area of your sighting.

To Find a Grid Reference From a Map
If you prefer to use a paper map to find your grid reference but need a reminder about how to do it, the Ordnance Survey provides a guide to the National Grid>>

Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and Longitude  co-ordinates are an acceptable alternative to OS grid references,  for example:  54.431214 , -3.0076189.  These coordinates  are compatible with Google maps, and are preferably sent to us in decimal format as shown, rather than as degrees, minutes, seconds.

Other Location Identifiers
Recently, other ways of describing a precise location have come into use, with what3words>> being one of the better known.  Please use one of these methods if that makes it easier for you to report  the location more accurately.



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