Citizen science: we can all make a difference to the world’s knowledge.
These days almost anyone can take part in gathering important information that adds to scientists’ understanding. From this Friday you can help us map some really important nature around the Gardens using a free app for your phone.
In the past we have taken part in things like national Bee Counts and flower surveys. Our colleagues over in Chelmsley Wood (B37 project and the Tribal Community Rangers) have started using this app iNaturalist from the National Geographic Society.
In May we will be taking part – where we can – at looking and recording the wildlife surrounding our Gardens, over the Parkland, on the church paddock, on Lady Bradfords Gardens (the green common in front of the hotel). It’s a month long bio-blitz!
Did you know that the Parkland, surrounding the Gardens, hasn’t had much change or disturbance on it for nearly 400 years! So, it’s a really rich place for biodiversity.
All you need to do is:
- Download the app.
- Have a look for ‘On your Doorstop’ under projects – and join (not compulsory- but will help them and us with the data )
- Then on your daily walk around the area, take a snap or two and upload what you see: plants, insects, animals , birds….
- At the end of the month Tribal will crunch the data for us – and we’ll share it with everyone.
- And that’s it… ooh don’t forget to share some of your photos on our facebook/twitter/instagram
Thank you … you will be contributing to human knowledge and science – that’s a great thing!