Current Projects

Take a look at the Natural History Consortium’s current projects and programmes.

FESTIVAL OF NATURE

FESTIVAL OF NATURE

Running since 2003, Festival of Nature is the UK's largest celebration of the natural world - returning 1-9 June 2024! Exciting wildlife activity across the Bristol and Bath region including city-centre outdoor takeovers, nature walks and talks, workshops, performances and spectacles, and a digital events programme.
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COMMUNICATE

COMMUNICATE

The UK's leading conference for environmental communicators since 2004. Each year we bring together a diverse group of delegates to develop their skills, share best practice and debate the latest issues in environmental communication. Communicate 2024 is taking place 26-28 November across Manchester, London, Bristol and online.  
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CITY NATURE CHALLENGE

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE

Make your walks a little wilder and spot nature on your doorstep for the annual international city nature challenge. Taking place 26-29 April 2024. Join a global community on an epic mission to spot as much wildlife as possible and help put nature on the map using the iNaturalist app.
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NATIONAL BIOBLITZ NETWORK

NATIONAL BIOBLITZ NETWORK

The National BioBlitz Network is a group of professionals and amateurs working to engage people with biological recording across the UK and beyond. On this page you will find free resources on how to run your BioBlitz event, monitor your local wildlife and help biological recording efforts.  
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EMERGENCY TREE FUND

EMERGENCY TREE FUND

The Emergency Tree Fund (ETF) was created and launched by the Woodland Trust to support nature and communities on all things trees and woodland. As part of ETF, the Natural History Consortium are gathering views and insights to contribute to the ongoing success and creation of woodlands across the UK.
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EUROBIOBLITZ

EUROBIOBLITZ

EuroBioBlitz was a Europe-wide wildlife recording event that took place on 29-30 September 2023. It was a chance for anyone and everyone to contribute to the study of Europe’s wildlife, helping to shape conservation efforts and support scientific research. Part of the Intersections 2023 project.
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WILDLIFE FRIENDLY GARDENING

WILDLIFE FRIENDLY GARDENING

Across the West of England region, there are people taking action for nature by reducing or eliminating their use of pesticides and introducing more wildlife-friendly methods into their gardening and growing. Get inspired to do the same with their advice and examples!
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PEOPLE FOR POLLINATORS

PEOPLE FOR POLLINATORS

In 2023, the Natural History Consortium lead on a project across the West of England to support and inspire residents to create pollinator and wildlife friendly habitats, funded by the West of England Combined Authority.
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INTERSECTIONS

INTERSECTIONS

Throughout 2023, The Natural History Consortium organised INTERSECTIONS, a multi-city celebration of the research taking place across Europe, funded by UKRI. For this project we worked collaboratively to lead on a continent-wide BioBlitz to encourage citizen science.
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