Take part in citizen science
Discover the wildlife that lives on your doorstep with these fun activities you can do from home
Join the pollinator count!
BEGINNER: Grab a friend and a cup of tea and spend 10 minutes outside counting pollinators
Become a BeeWatch-er
BEGINNER: Help the Bumblebee Conservation Trust monitor some of Britain’s best loved insects, learn how to identify the 22 different species and help protect these vital pollinators!
Track down your local mammals
INTERMEDIATE: Footprint tunnels are a non-invasive tool to look for the presence of mammals in a habitat by identifying their footprints.
INTERMEDIATE: Turn your birdwatching lists into valuable conservation research data by sending your lists into BirdTrack.
BioBlitz your own Garden
BEGINNER: Ever wondered what amazing wildlife you have in your own garden? Join hundreds of people around the country this June for the Garden BioBlitz!
Flying Ant Survey
BEGINNER: The 2014 Flying Ant Survey is closed, but watch this space for further information for 2015.
University Birdwatch Challenge
INTERMEDIATE Students can participate in a fun, competitive, outdoor activity, identifying birds!
Wakame Watch Recording Project
INTERMEDIATE: Help the Wakame Watch monitor the true spread of a large invasive seaweed by reporting any sightings.
Mitten Crab Recording Project
INTERMEDIATE: Help tackle the spread of this invasive crab species by reporting any sightings.
Submit your butterfly sightings
BEGINNER Choose a place and count butterflies and moths for 15 minutes this summer!
Watchout for wildflowers
INTERMEDIATE Help scientists find out how healthy the countryside is, by monitoring common wildflowers.
The Shore Thing project encourages communities and students to monitor their local rocky shore for key species.
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