Seen something unusual? Want to help scientists update wildlife records for Sussex?

While we used to take records of wildlife seen in Sussex, and report these to the relevant organisations, you are now able to get involved and do this directly. The below links are some citizen science and wildlife recorder resources for the UK.

For recording your general observations of wildlife you’ve spotted across the UK you can go to the iSpot website.

Butterflies and Moths

Seen a butterfly – the links in the page from Butterfly Conservation may help.

There is also a desire to record the large migration of painted lady butterflies this year – you can record your findings on the butterfly conservation web page.


Swift numbers continue to fall despite conservation efforts. The RSPB are keen to know where swifts are seen when they arrive back in the UK from their winter migration – you can record your sightings on the RSPB web page.

The British Trust for Ornithology want to keep bird records for the UK as complete as possible. To find out how to submit bird observations please visit their recording web page.

Seasonal Campaigns

Each year during different seasons, national campaigns are run to monitor the state of wildlife in the UK. There are various ways to get involved: