One of the ways to keep a record of everything you see in your garden is to record it in NatureSpot. I know that 223 of the 468 species that I’ve recorded on NatureSpot have been in my garden. The latest two this week have been a hawthorn shieldbug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) and a caterpillar of the toadflax brocade moth (Calophasia lunula) on a purple linaria.
One way to speed up your recording of wildlife that you see is to use the NatureSpot app, which was introduced earlier this year. Using the app, you can take a photo on your phone and upload it to NatureSpot without needing to transfer the photo onto a computer or struggle with the full Submit Records interface on a phone screen. You can record all the usual details of what it is, where you found it, how many etc. Here’s a screenshot from my phone showing some of the records that I’ve uploaded using the app.
There’s more information on how to set it up and use it on NatureSpot. Why not have a go?