Orchid Observers

Part of: ‘The Zooniverse is a collection of web-based citizen science projects that use the efforts of volunteers to help researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them.’ Working to answer; ‘Is climate change affecting the UK’s orchids?’

Scope:
The UK's orchids
Taxonomy:
Plant
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide
Organisations:
Orchid Observers- part of the Zooniverse collection. Zooniverse is a citizen science web portal owned and operated by the Citizen Science Alliance.
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year. Orchids are in bloom between June and August.

How to get involved

Photograph wild orchids this summer and annotate museum specimens to contribute to climate change research at the Natural History Museum. Gathering new photographs of UK orchids and extracting data on flowering times from over 10,000 Museum specimens is a huge task, so we need your help. Get involved here! ‘Transcribe, identify, upload)

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