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Website Updates 2014
Happy New Year!
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Welcome to thewildoutside.com! A Citizen Science based Wildlife website
If you're like us, then you'll love getting out and seeing what nature has to offer.
We'd like to take that love of wildlife and create a useful database for members and conservationists alike. Although it may seem as individuals, we know little information about our local wildlife and favourite spots, when we gather this information together as a community in one place, it creates an informative bigger picture for conservationists and wildlife lovers combined. Experts have chosen to call this type of recording wildlife sightings as Citizen Science, without which, their understanding of our wildlife would largely not exist.
In order to simplify and make this process more accessible and enjoyable, we've created that "one place" to record ALL your wildife sightings here at thewildoutside.com As individuals we can record our wildlife sightings, as a community we help preserve our wildlife, gather much needed national information and help other like minded individuals to discover something new! Once recorded, your sighting data will then be made freely available to all Wildlife Conservation and Charitable Organisations, helping them to look after our Wildlife. You'll also be able to see your recorded wildlife sighting right here in our wildlife directory.
Registration (FREE) & Your Privacy
Why not get your children involved and record your wildlife sightings as a family? 1) You'll have something you can do together as a family 2) The wildlife gets recorded 3) Your children will be able to see and show off their sightings through our "wildlife directory". All you need to do is register one parent / adult and make sure you've seen the wildlife you record. Then just sit down together as a family while the adult inputs the sighting into our wildlife form. Maybe the children can take pictures, look out for wildlife sightings while you're outside & put food out for birds and wildlife in your garden etc
Social Media Sharing
For those of you that like to add your pictures and sightings to Social Media Sites, you can also do this quickly and easily using our social media buttons on the left of every page. You can share your sightings directly from our "wildlife directory" using the social media buttons, we do this ourselves on occasion, to show off some of the sightings that our members record on our twitter feed. These buttons are available on every share-able page.
Help / Encourage more wildlife
If you want to encourage more wildlife into your gardens and wild places, then take a look at our "Help Pages" menu and click on the "Wildlife Info" option, where you'll find our useful hints, tips and advice articles and links.
Favourite Recorded Sightings
Now and then we also choose our favourite recorded wildlife sightings and post them on our New Favourites page (See menu Above). Could your next recorded sighting be our next favourite?
Why have Adverts & Sponsorships?
Firstly and importantly we want to offer our recorded data to the conservation organisiations without charge and secondly we want this to be a free to use open space for everyone to enjoy! However this website does cost money to run and operate and so we feel the best way to cover our running costs is to add a few relevant adverts. You can help us run and improve this website by taking a look at these adverts before purchasing elsewhere. We hope you enjoy what we have created and continue to enjoy thewildoutside.com :0)
We've tried to cover all possible queries in our help page. You can take a look at it here or click on the menu button at the top of this page
You can also follow the wildoutside.com on twitter @thewildoutside
Every Morning we'll update you with all the wildlife news we can find and through the rest of the day /and night we'll update you with wildlife sightings from all over twitter, as well as updating you on anything new on thewildoutside.com website.
The wildlife images you've seen on this page, have all been recorded as wildlife sightings on thewildoutside.com by our members