If you are able to take a photograph or make a good description at the time, then this will increase the chances of identifying your sighting. Details such as date and time of your observation, location, type of habitat your plant or animal was seen in and its general shape, colour and any unusual or striking markings should be noted. If you send these details and any photo to Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s wildlife information service by email
we will do our best to help you.
If you are using a field guide to help you identify your sighting, remember to check the distribution details. You can usually rule out species which don’t normally occur in the UK and remember, if faced by two alternatives its likely to be the commoner one and not the rarity! Some species are tricky to identify and without a good view even an expert won’t be able to put a name to everything they spot.