2024 list of Isle of Wight local recorders

Helen Butler 

Red Squirrels

Helen has been working with Red Squirrels since 1991 and runs Wight Squirrel Project which focuses on monitoring, research, caring for sick, injured and baby squirrels. Helen is also chair for the IW Red Squirrel Trust which concentrates on educational and practical conservation tasks.

PO Box 33, Ryde, IW, PO33 1BN
tel: 611003

Wight Squirrels sightings online recording page
Hazel Makepeace


Hazel joined the team in January 2024. Hazel is a key member of the IOW Bat Group and much of her spare time is devoted to surveying and monitoring bats as a trained Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor. Hazel also co-ordinates the IOW Nathusius pipistrelle project.

Colin Pope

Flowering plants and Ferns

Colin is the BSBI Isle of Wight recorder for vascular plants and he also covers lichens and fungi.

tel: 611591
Robin Attrill


Robin has been an Isle of Wight birder since 1972 as has returned to the recorder role after a short break! He is also interested in many other aspects of Island natural and local history.

17 Waterhouse Moor, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6BA
tel: 07487 577 103
Richard Grogan
Mammals (except Marine mammals), Reptiles & Amphibians

Richard is a chartered ecologist who has spent over 30 years working to increase our knowledge about the mammals of the Isle of Wight to aid their conservation, both by commissioning studies and working with landowners and like-minded organisations.

tel: 721252
Andy Butler


Andy has a lifelong passion for wildlife and butterflies are a particular interest of his. He has carried out many surveys including monitoring the populations of Glanville Fritillaries around the coast. His small coastal garden is a magnet for a surprisingly large number of butterflies.

tel: 854925
 Jim Baldwin
Dragonflies & Damselflies (Odonataand Moths

Jim joined the team in 2017 and hopes to encourage more people to report their records and to help with identification queries. Jim is also the IW BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) Regional Representative and participates in butterfly and red squirrel surveys. Jim became Moth Recorder in April 2020.
Adam Wright

Bees, Wasps & Ants (Hymenoptera), Flies (Diptera), Grasshoppers and Crickets (Orthoptera)

Adam is a consultant entomologist with particular interests in bees, wasps and flies.

tel: 856319
David Biggs

Gall-causing organisms

David specialises in a variety of groups but in particular, plant galls and the various causative organisms – micro-moths, bugs, micro-fungi as well as Hemiptera (half-wings)

Plum Tree Cottage, Albert Road, Gurnard, IW, PO31 8JU
tel: 292595
Roger Herbert
Freshwater & Marine groups, Marine mammals
Roger is a marine biologist at Bournemouth University and has interests in seaweeds, invertebrates and fish. He has also worked on freshwater invertebrates, particularly mayflies, stoneflies and caddis flies.
tel: 521040
David Biggs & Colin Pope Fungi As above
 No recorder at present        Lichens
No recorder at present Mosses and Liverworts (Bryophytes)
No recorder at present Beetles (Coleoptera)
No recorder at present Bugs
General enquiries to IW Local Records Centre Unit 8 Branstone Industrial Park / Branstone Farm / Branstone / Sandown / Isle of Wight / PO36 0LT
tel: 821000e:
IW Species Database held and maintained by the Society  e: