Shropshire Council

Wildlife and species recording groups

This page provides contact details for a range of species recording groups across Shropshire.

Further details of how to submit records or make an enquiry to a group can be found please contact them directly. Usually the minimum information required is: your name (or the person that saw it), species name (a photograph may be sufficient in some cases), where you saw it (a grid reference is ideal), and when you saw it.

We have provided a named contact in each case. This person is the county recorder for that group of species and records can be emailed directly to them. Please include your own contact details so that records can be verified.

Birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians

Group

 

Contact

Shropshire Mammal Group

Lorcàn Adrian

Email

Web site

Shropshire Ornithological Society

Martyn Owen (county recorder for birds)

Email

Web site

Shropshire Amphibian & Reptile Group

Fran Lancaster (acting chair)

Email

Web site

Whitchurch Community Water Vole Group

Malcolm Monie

Web site

Shropshire Badger Group

N/A

Web site

Shropshire Bat Group

John Morgan

Email

Web site

Shropshire Barn Owl Group

Glenn Bishton

Email

Web site

Shropshire Peregrine Group

John Turner

Email

Web site

Shropshire Swift Group

Peta Sams

Email

Web site


Insects and other invertebrates

Shropshire Invertebrate Group

Godfrey Blunt

Email

Web site

Shropshire Spider Group

Nigel Cane-Honeysett

Email

Web site

Shropshire Dragonflies Group

Sue Rees Evans

Web site

Butterfly Macro-moth records

Tony Jacques

Email

Web site

Plant Galls and Leaf Mining Flies (Agromyzidae)

Godfrey Blunt

Email

Micro-moths

Mike Shurmer

Email

Ladybirds and Mayflies

Ian Thompson

Email

Hoverflies, Soldierflies, robberflies,
picture-winged flies and conopid flies

Nigel Jones

Email

Bees, Wasps, Ants, and Sawflies

Ian Cheeseborough

Email

Terrestrial Bugs (except Shield Bugs)
and Auchenorrhyncha

Keith Fowler

Email

Shield Bugs, and Long Horned Beetles, Nematocera (Craneflies, winter gnats, mosquitoes)

Pete Boardman

Email

Aquatic Bugs (Hemiptera), Water Beetles, Caddisflies, and Stoneflies

Frances Riding

Email

Beetles (Coleoptera), all families except Cerambycidae, Ladybirds, and Water Beetles.

Caroline Uff

Email

Grasshoppers, Crickets, Ground Hoppers,
Earwigs (Orthopteroids)

David Williams

Email

Springtails - Collembola

Pete Boardman

Email

 

Web site


Plants, fungi and mosses

Vascular Plants and Charophytes

Sarah Whild

Email

Web site

Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts

Mark Lawley

Email

Shropshire Fungus Group

Philip Leather

Web site


Wildlife groups

There are several active community wildlife groups in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. They have some highly enjoyable events and are always looking for new people who'd like to take part. The Shropshire Community Wildlife Groups Facebook page has more information.