Get involved with Gardenwatch and help map our wildlife

Get involved with Gardenwatch and help map our wildlife

Fri 31 May 2019

As pressure from the built environment pushes wildlife from its natural habitats our gardens are becoming increasingly important as wildlife reserves. BBC Springwatch has launched its biggest citizen science project to-date. Gardenwatch aims to help map the resources available for wildlife in gardens up and down the country, and to find out which wild visitors they attract.

The survey is broken down into four missions:

  1. Beyond your Backdoor
  2. Worm Detective
  3. Bird Detective
  4. Mammal Detective

To make this a success the Springwatch team need as many people across the country to take part as possible. The more people take part, the more robust the data and the more we can learn about just how crucial our private spaces are to our amazing wildlife.

You can get involved too by tagging @BBCSpringwatch on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and using #Springwatch #Gardenwatch and, when you’ve completed the missions, use #MissionAccomplished.

You can be part of it here: – Gardenwatch

With some help from DEFRA (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) we’ve also put together some ideas for creating a more wildlife friendly garden and environment, find out more here.