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Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
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About Your Spider Sighting

Use this page to record which of the four spiders in our survey you saw. You will need to give details of what you saw, when you saw it, where it was, who you are and details of any photographs you took.


What did you see?

Please tell us which of the four spiders you saw and in what habitat. For details on each of the spiders go to this page.


In the drop-down box below, please select the habitat in which you encountered the spider

Where did you see this spider?

Please note we can only accept sightings for Scotland. If you have spider sightings for another part of the UK, please submit your sightings to iRecord. Thank you.

Give the name of the place you saw it, e.g. "Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge, Midlothian" or "Garden of 23 School Road, Hawick". If possible, we would also appreciate a grid reference (e.g. NT123456) - if you don't know it, please use the 'Grab-a-grid-Reference' tool below to find out. Please record using a four or six figure reference (shown in blue and green below respectively).



When did you see this spider?

Be as accurate as you can but please don't guess! If you don't know the day, then just put the month and year. Hint! If you took a photograph of the spider, a date for your sighting should be available under file properties/ photo details.


Who saw this spider?

You must enter the full name of the person who saw the spider. Email and telephone numbers are optional*, but valuable if we need to contact you about your sighting.


*We will not pass your contact details on to third parties. TWIC/BAS experts may use email addresses to contact you with further details of this survey or to check unusual sightings. Your name will form part of the record that is collated and disseminated.

Did you take a photograph of this spider?


If yes, please name your photograph file in the following format: "Your full name, spider species, site name" e.g. "Natalie Harmsworth, Daddy Long Legs, Vogrie House" and email the photograph to

If no, please take a photograph of your spider the next time you see it, as this will greatly increase the value of your sighting.

I give permission for TWIC to use my photograph (crediting me as photographer) on TWIC's website and social media pages to help promote the survey: Required

How to use Grab a Grid Reference

To find a grid reference first select the desired scale boxes on the right. Drag the place marker on the map to the approximate location. Use the '+' button on the map to zoom in and then the 'Satellite' button for aerial image and adjust the place marker. The grid square of the selected resolution will be displayed on the map and the grid reference for that square will appear on the right-hand side.

Alternatively you can use the arrow buttons on the map or drag the map to the desired location and then hit the 'Get The Marker' button'.

To paste the grid reference into the Grid Reference box above, double-click either the green six-figure grid reference, or the blue four-figure grid reference to select, right-click and select 'Copy'. Click the link below to return to the grid reference box, right click the box and select 'Paste'.


Select scale:
10-m square (Red):


100-m square (Green):


1-km square (Blue):


2-km square (Pink):


10-km square (Brown):




Click here to return to the data entry form.

Enter a grid ref without spaces (e.g. NT381632) then press "Go to"...

Marker Controls...

Please do not record using 2-km or 10-km grid refs. These are for information only.

The javascript in this application uses code written by Keith Balmer and Jonathan Stott and is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2

TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. TWIC acknowledges financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage.