In this course you will learn the best ways to share your garden wildlife sightings, and in doing so make a real contribution to science and conservation.
We have all probably at some point, made at least one or two records of the wildlife we have spotted in our gardens. Perhaps it’s in the form of a picture of the resident squirrel or that beautiful dragonfly visiting our pond, or even simply a running tally of species we’ve spotted visiting our patch over the year. You may even have shared one or two of your best photos on social media with friends.
If shared with the appropriate organisations, they could provide data for local and national wildlife recording schemes that can inform conservation projects or even influence local planning and development decisions. Our gardens are incredibly important for biodiversity. Together they form part of a vast network of habitat with the potential to support many different plant and animal species, but we know relatively little about the wildlife they support. You could help change that.