Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Brown Moss

The Shropshire Ecological Data Network is the Biological Records Centre for Shropshire. It is a network of voluntary societies, businesses and governmental bodies that works collaboratively to deliver high quality ecological information for planning, conservation and research.

We operate entirely on the principle of freedom of information: all the data we produce and all our workings are open to everyone to access, and everyone is welcome to participate in our work.

Find out more about SEDN

There is nothing secret about SEDN - our finances, operating procedures, data - everything is freely available to the public.

Anyone is also welcome to join in: our bidding process is openly advertised; although of course we work only to the highest standards of identification skills, so if you are a beginner it is best to join one of the recording groups and start from there.

How to access data

Our aim is to make our data freely available to anyone with a legitimate use for it. Visit the Access Data page for more details.

 If you have even modest computer skills and can interpret the information yourself, then it is entirely free. If you would rather pay the Shropshire Wildlife Trust to do this for you, then give them a call.

Submit a record

The best way to contribute records to SEDN is via the appropriate recorder, who can verify the identification and compile data into the appropriate format.

Otherwise, feel free to put incidental records into iRecord and we will periodically extract data from there.



The Botanical Society’s winter meeting is now rescheduled for 3rd February 2018.

Rare insects found on Haughmond Hill: Nigel Jones has found a species of ichneumon wasp that is new to Britain and a critically endangered robberfly, Neomochtherus pallipes, which is known now only at this site. Read about it in the SEDN Reports Dropbox folder.

The current rounds of grants has been allocated by SEDN. This year we have been funding work on Aculeates, bats, Coleoptera, Diptera, Fungi, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, mammals, molluscs, Odonata, Orthoptera, spiders, vascular plants, water beetles and water bugs, as well as some other groups.

Our planned Recorders Day on 10th February 2018 has been cancelled because it is too close to the reschedules Botanical Society Meeting and the Entomology Day.

Shropshire Entomology 14 is now in the Reports Dropbox folder, and the Autumn 2017 Botanical Society Newsletter is also now available.

The Environment Agency is warning people to beware of Crayfish Plague, which has been found in some rivers in Shropshire. If you are working in or near water, please be aware of the correct procedures:

>> Crayfish Plague poster

>> General advice

Quick Links

>> Map of site-based reports

>> SEDN Reports Dropbox folder

>> Botanical Society Dropbox folder

>> SEDN Data Dropbox folder

>> SEDN on the NBN

Haughmond Hill

Haughmond Hill, near Shrewsbury, is one of the county’s most diverse and interesting wildlife sites. Even frequent visitors might be surprised to find out quite how good it is for many species, from birds to insects. We have some reports to help fill the gap:

View of Haughmond Hill



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