More Bugs Count events...

Summer is always a really busy time for us, with lots of events and activities to plan and run.  It's particularly busy this year with Bugs Count - last week we were at Camley Street Natural Park near Kings Cross, a site owned and looked after by the London Wildlife Trust.  We were working with a number of different groups to do the OPAL Bugs Count and Water surveys - there was a group from St Mungo's Putting Down Roots project, a youth group and the Wildlife Trust's Budding Together project.

Here are a few piccies of the day.

Bugs Count - there was a lovely grassy bank full of wildflowers that was absolutely alive with bees, hoverflies and other insects.  Lots of bugs counted!!

Pond dipping..

 

And a nice team photo of the OPAL staff at the end of the day.  From left to right: Sarah (OPAL Communications Officer based at the Natural History Museum), Simon and Neil from the OPAL Water Centre at UCL, then me and John (also from the Museum). 

 

We're up to 424,157 bugs counted so far, and 2398 surveys submitted on the interactive maps.  We're planning more events over the summer, so keep checking back and I'll let you know where we'll be so you can come along and join in!

 

p.s. have you voted in our new poll yet?  You can find it on the OPAL home page.

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