Wildlife today

adderwood mouse

Photos by Margaret Holland

Just as important as collecting memories of wildlife is the creation of new records of what wildlife is here now. We want your help to report current sightings of mammals and reptiles so we have a better idea of wildlife presence and distribution today.  If you are able to upload a picture of the animal it will help us build a visual catalogue of wildlife to stimulate interest and our experts will check your identification.

If you would like to learn more about how to find wildlife then consider volunteering to help survey for some of the rarer animals in East Cleveland.  Over the course of the project we will be running training to help people look for and report wildlife including harvest mice, water voles, otters and adders. Check out our events page to find out about upcoming training events.

If you are interested in finding out more about bats in East Cleveland see our East Cleveland Batscape Project.

Create a record now using the reporting form below or contact us with your observations.

Report an Observation

The observation you add will help to build up a map of wildlife distribution today. All entries are checked so there may be a delay before it appears on the website.

Your contact details are only for our use if we need to contact you regarding your submission.
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  • Your Details

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  • Report Your Sighting

  • Drag the marker to where you saw the Wild Thing. You can zoom in for a more accurate location.
  • Please Note: your photograph should be a jpg under 5MB in size.
  • By submitting images, records or text to the Where the Wild Things Were website I guarantee that:
    1. I am the owner of each image, record or text.
    2. I own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each image, record or text.
    3. I have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the image, record or text that would conflict with the uses to be made by the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust or the Heritage Lottery Fund.
    4. By adding images, records or text to the website I grant the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund a non exclusive licence to reproduce publish or exhibit in any media the images, record or text connected with this project. This may include but is not limited to exhibition displays, use on websites, radio, and for use in press releases giving information on the Where the Wild Things Were project, or the wider work of Teesside Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.I also agree that any records may be shared with Environmental Records Information Centre North East for use by future researchers
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