Habitats and general
Freshwater Habitats Trust Big Pond Dip
Open Air Laboratory (OPAL) Excellent surveys and resources
OPAL Water Survey (ponds)
OPAL Biodiversity Survey (life in hedges)
Natural History Museum The Microverse (Collect small organisms for DNA study)
Garden Wildlife Health Report sick or dead wildlife
Woodland Trust Nature’s Calendar (changes in wildlife seasonality)

Plants and fungi
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland  New year plant hunt
British Mycological Society Recording Scheme   (Fungi)
OPAL Air Survey (lichens)
OPAL Tree Health

Frogs, newts and reptiles
Amphibian and Reptile Group UK  RecordPool
  
Birds
British Trust for Ornithology Garden Birdwatch
British Trust for Ornithology Nest Record Scheme
British Trust for Ornithology Big Garden Beak Watch (record abnormalities in bird beaks)
British Trust for Ornithology Garden Blackcap Survey
British Trust for Ornithology Nest Box Challenge (advanced survey of nest boxes)
British Trust for Ornithology Abnormal Plumage Survey
(Completed BTO surveys can be seen here)
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Big Garden Birdwatch

Insects
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society BWARS
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society Tree bumblebee monitoring
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society  Winter bumblebees survey   
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society Wool carder bee survey
Buglife Oil Beetle Survey  (scarce grass beetles that may be found in gardens)
Buglife Scottish Glow worm survey
Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bee Walk
Butterfly Conservation First sightings survey
Butterfly Conservation Garden Butterfly Survey
Butterfly Conservation Migrant watch
Butterfly Conservation National Moth Recording Scheme
Dipterists Forum  Hoverfly recording scheme 
Harlequin Ladybird Recording Scheme
Orthoptera and allied insects Recording Scheme  (grasshoppers and crickets)
OPAL Bugs Count (urban wildlife)
OPAL Polli:Nation Survey (Pollinator study -see also Learning through Landscapes' page)
People’s Trust for Endangered Species Great Stag Hunt  (stag beetle)
Royal Horticultural Society Survey of four insect pests
UK Ladybird Survey Recording Scheme
Society of Biology Flying Ant Survey

Other invertebrates
British Arachnological Society  Spiders and Harvestmen Recording Scheme
British Myriapod and Isopod Group recording schemes (Centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
Conchological Society Recording Scheme (slugs and snails)        
Earthworm Society of Britain Recording Scheme
Natural History Museum Earthworm Watch
OPAL Soil Survey (earthworms)


   
Garden wildlife surveys

There is a great deal we don't know about garden wildlife, and there is a lot that surveys of garden wildlife can tell us about how Britains' wildlife is changing with urbanisation, intensive land use, and climate change. The Wildlife Gardening Forum is planning to set up some simple monitoring surveys of its own to assess what is
happening to urban wildlife. 

There are already a good number of well managed national surveys that are based on, or will accept garden records, and these are listed with links below.  Many Wildlife Trusts run their own local surveys, so you could look for these via the Wildlife Trusts website to find your local Trust.

Please let us know of any other national survey that we have missed, and please tell us about any local garden
wildlife survey you are running, and what the results have been.

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Garden wildlife surveys

There is a great deal we don't know about garden wildlife, and there is a lot that surveys of garden wildlife can tell us about how Britains' wildlife is changing with urbanisation, intensive land use, and climate change. The Wildlife Gardening Forum is planning to set up some simple monitoring surveys of its own to assess what is
happening to urban wildlife. 

There are already a good number of well managed national surveys that are based on, or will accept garden records, and these are listed with links below.  Many Wildlife Trusts run their own local surveys, so you could look for these via the Wildlife Trusts website to find your local Trust.

Please let us know of any other national survey that we have missed, and please tell us about any local garden wildlife survey you are running, and what the results have been.


Habitats and general
Freshwater Habitats Trust Big Pond Dip
Open Air Laboratory (OPAL) Excellent surveys and resources
OPAL Water Survey (ponds)
OPAL Biodiversity Survey (life in hedges)
Natural History Museum The Microverse (Collect small organisms for DNA study)
Garden Wildlife Health Report sick or dead wildlife
Woodland Trust Nature’s Calendar (changes in wildlife seasonality)

Plants and fungi
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland  New year plant hunt
British Mycological Society Recording Scheme   (Fungi)
OPAL Air Survey (lichens)
OPAL Tree Health

Frogs, newts and reptiles
Amphibian and Reptile Group UK  RecordPool
  
Birds
British Trust for Ornithology Garden Birdwatch
British Trust for Ornithology Nest Record Scheme
British Trust for Ornithology Big Garden Beak Watch (record abnormalities in bird beaks)
British Trust for Ornithology Garden Blackcap Survey
British Trust for Ornithology Nest Box Challenge (advanced survey of nest boxes)
British Trust for Ornithology Abnormal Plumage Survey
(Completed BTO surveys can be seen here)
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Big Garden Birdwatch

Insects
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society BWARS   
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society Tree bumblebee monitoring
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society  Winter bumblebees survey
Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society Wool carder bee survey
Buglife Oil Beetle Survey  (scarce grass beetles that may be found in gardens)
Buglife Scottish Glow worm survey
Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bee Walk
Butterfly Conservation First sightings survey
Butterfly Conservation Garden Butterfly Survey
Butterfly Conservation Migrant watch
Butterfly Conservation National Moth Recording Scheme
Dipterists Forum  Hoverfly recording scheme 
Harlequin Ladybird Recording Scheme
Orthoptera and allied insects Recording Scheme  (grasshoppers and crickets)
OPAL Bugs Count (urban wildlife)
OPAL Polli:Nation Survey (Pollinator study -see also Learning through Landscapes' page)
People’s Trust for Endangered Species Great Stag Hunt  (stag beetle)
Royal Horticultural Society Survey of four insect pests
UK Ladybird Survey Recording Scheme
Society of Biology Flying Ant Survey

Other invertebrates
British Arachnological Society  Spiders and Harvestmen Recording Scheme
British Myriapod and Isopod Group recording schemes (Centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
Conchological Society Recording Scheme (slugs and snails)        
Earthworm Society of Britain Recording Scheme
Natural History Museum Earthworm Watch
OPAL Soil Survey (earthworms)