30,000 surveys submitted to OPAL

Members of the public have now sent in more than 30,000 sets of results for OPAL’s seven national surveys.

Your data about your local environment has been flooding in since the launch of the first survey, on soil and earthworms, in March 2009.

A bee on flowersWhen these survey results are added to the many contrail observations you have sent in as part of OPAL’s climate research, the number of records from citizen scientists in our database has reached almost 53,000.

The most popular survey so far has been the Bugs Count survey, which has attracted nearly 8,500 sets of results.

All of OPAL’s surveys are continuing to accept results. You can enter them online using our simple web forms, or post your answer notebooks to our freepost address.