Become a citizen scientist!

woman looking through binoculars in the woods

Are you curious about the world and have an eye for detail? Then citizen science could be for you! With lots of projects to take part in ranging in levels of commitment and participation –  your contribution could help improve understanding of the world, and note changes to our environment as climate change takes its toll.

Surveying wildlife can take place anywhere – from your local park or garden, or even indoors from your living room window. There are many options available that require no prior knowledge or expertise! 

Surrey Wildlife Trust work with members and volunteers, to protect wildlife across Surrey, both on their nature reserves and through their work with others.

They rely on volunteers to help with projects in the local area- more details on the Surrey Wildlife Trust website.

Local charity Amazing Grace ask volunteers to help with an annual hedgehog survey in the Borough as part of their conservation work. 

BioBlitz is a national survey event where people of all ages and walks of life come together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over 24 hours.

By logging your findings, these will help to monitor the health of our environment.

You could also take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch, or Butterfly Conservation’s yearly Big Butterfly Count.