RHS Cellar Slug Survey

This is the recording form for the RHS Cellar Slug Survey - welcome and please add your records here. For more information about the survey go to the RHS website. The survey focuses on three species of slug: Yellow Cellar Slug, Green Cellar Slug, and the rather similar-looking Leopard Slug.

For more information about slugs in gardens and how to control them see the RHS slugs page.

In the species table below, after adding a species, click the +/- button which appears at the right hand end of the row to show and hide the extra questions that do not fit on one row.

This record is being submitted to iRecord. If you have an iRecord account, please log in so that this sighting appears in your records. If you are not already registered with iRecord we highly recommend to register so that you can view your previous records and use all the site’s facilities. However, you can continue without registering by providing your details below. We ask for these in case we need to contact you when verifying your sighting. They will not be used for any other purpose.
Personal details

Please provide your first name

Please provide your surname


Please provide your email. This will only be used to contact you if we require further information to verify the record.

Your survey details:

Please add your name, if it is not already shown, using the format "Surname, First name"


Select the date on which you searched for this slug.

Please list each slug species you found. If at all possible add a photo of each species recorded. (Note that this form focuses on just the three slug species included in the survey - to record other wildlife use the main iRecord forms via the "Record" menu, above.)
Step 1
{content} Select a species first
SpeciesIdentified ByCertaintyQuantityStageDistance from nearest building (m)Slug found on plant?Name of plantPhotosPhotos

Use * as a wildcard when searching for species names. If anyone helped with the identification please enter their name under "Identified by".

Provide the a location name for your garden - this can be the name of your town or village, or other location name taken from an OS map. Do not enter your full postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others. If you do not wish to give your precise location use the map controls to zoom out so that you can select a 1km square (so that your grid reference has just four numbers, e.g. AB1234).

Please provide some general information about your garden:

Please state whether the measurements you are providing are given in metres or feet


You may be able to find your altitude using routecalculator.co.uk


Please choose the category that is the best match for the soil type in your garden (see the RHS website for information about soil types)

Please give the approximate area (in square metres or square feet, depending which option you chose above) of these features if they are present in your garden (you can use the 'padlock' to save each setting so that it is remembered for your next record):
Please tick if you have any of these features in your garden:
Any additional comments about your slug survey can be added here: