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Warwickshire Dragonfly Group - BRC Record Entry Form

If you are using the BRC form to record your sighting there are a couple of conventions on how the data are entered that will greatly help when automatically extracting data for analysis work. Please use them.

1) - Check if your name is on the following list and if it is use it.

"Surname, Firstname" Copy and paste this name into the "Recorder Name" field. If your name is not in the list please use the "Surname, Firstname" form. Very important note - do not include the quotation signs ("). They cause problems in processing the downloaded data.

2) - The BRC form does not currently have input fields for entering monitoring time and weather data. If you are monitoring please enter these data as follows:

Use the Overall comment field on the Where was it? tab in the format:

"Monitoring data[Start time(hh.mm): 15.35; End time(hh.mm): 15.55;Temperature(degC): 22; Sun percent: 50; Wind force: 1]" - with your data replacing the example numbers. Very important note - do not include the quotation signs (") and please do not put any newlines in the comment field. They cause problems in processing the downloaded data.

The simplest method of entry is to copy and paste the string between the quotes into the Overall comment field and edit the data there.

3) - It is only possible to enter ranges in the life stages fields, Ad, Co, etc.. If you have made an "exact" count put it into the appropriate range. (This may change in future to allow exact counts to be entered - hopefully.)

The life stages and behaviors are:

Ad - adults, Co - copulating pairs,  Ov - ovipositing females, La - larvae, Ex - exuvia, Em - preflight emergent adult.

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