OPAL: Bugs Count

Do you know what bugs are living near you? Take part in Bugs Count and discover the incredible variety of invertebrates that make their home around us. Find as many bugs as you can in our timed challenges and keep a special eye out for the six Species Quest bugs. Your findings will help scientists learn more about the distribution of invertebrates across the country and how the urban environment may be affecting them.

Scope:
Insects including bees, slugs and butterflies
Taxonomy:
Invertebrates (insects + slugs)
Habitat:
Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens
Organisations:
OPAL
How to take part:
The best time to do this survey is from May to November.

How to get involved

http://www.opalexplorenature.org/bugscount How to take part

Step 1 – Download and print the documents in English or in Welsh, ideally in colour.

Step 2 – Find a suitable area and start looking for bugs!

Step 3 – Tell us what you find using our simple online form.

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