Citizen Science Calling You!


Small red damselfly. (22 April 2020) Photo by G.

All around the world this weekend, a major citizen science project to document biodiversity will take place in over 200 cities. 

It’s so easy!  We already updated a link about seeing a rare red damselfly on our plot (spotted earlier this week). 

Ok, it’s true… our damselfly record went to a different citizen science site, but there’s a major initiative going on this weekend – announced by the National History Museum in their email newsletter this morning.

How much wildlife can you find in your area?  Join the City Nature Challenge from 24 to 27 April and help us take a snapshot of your local biodiversity.  …  Over 200 cities worldwide, including London and nine others in the UK, will be finding and recording wildlife in this four-day period.  Even if you can’t get outside much, there are still ways to take part. You can look for insects and other creepy-crawlies in your home or help to identify other people’s finds, so grab your phone and get involved! (National History Museum, 24 April 2020)


Lilac season has started! (23 April 2020)

To take part go to the NHM’s website, which has instructions and all the links you need to update your own data and findings.

It’s free to participate and takes a mere minute or two to submit your findings.

So get out there, enjoy the UV rays, and start spotting birds, bees, butterflies and more!

Have fun & go wild! x

About smallPaws

A tumbleweed from Canada who's been living in London for twenty or so years.
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