Please note that due to limited resources, we are unable to answer all messages. Please check whether the information below answers your question.
We are able to send out limited numbers of survey packs but all OPAL surveys are available to download as pdfs. Please visit the OPAL website to download these.
Using OPAL resources
You are free to use OPAL survey packs for professional purposes, but please let us know how you are using them. Don’t forget to join OPAL to be the first to hear about new resources and training opportunities. If you would like to adapt OPAL resources, please contact us first.
Identification and other nature advice
Unfortunately we no longer have the capacity to answer questions on wildlife identification. We recommend iSpot, a friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature and the Field Studies Council to improve your identification skills.
For questions relating to species, please try relevant monitoring schemes e.g. Butterfly Conservation, Buglife or Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
For questions on developing your school grounds, try Learning through Landscapes.
OPAL Community Scientists. OPAL is currently operating at reduced capacity and our Community Scientists are unavailable to run events this year. Please contact us again in future.