What have we discovered so far?
Since the launch of our first survey in spring 2009, you have sent us thousands of sets of results about your local environment. We are always working on analysing your records.
- Head to our Imperial College London corporate site for a full list of research publications.
How does the built environment affect invertebrates? How far have our Species Quest bugs spread throughout the country?
- Read our analysis of your results from Year 1
The OPAL Climate Survey ran from March 2011 to March 2014. What did we learn about climate and how we affect it?
Are hedges a haven for beetles, birds, mice and other wildlife? Our latest analysis is coming soon, so watch this space!
- Take part in the survey to help improve our findings
Water and Metals Surveys
How healthy is your local pond or lake? The OPAL Water Centre has been busy investigating.
We asked you to look for lichens and record tar spot on sycamore leaves to discover more about air pollution and local air quality. What have your findings shown us so far?
Soil and Earthworm Survey
You've been busy helping to update our national record on earthworm distribution and telling us about soil quality across the country. So what have we found out so far?
- Read about our soil and earthworm research
New Zealand Flatworm Survey
How far has this introduced species of flatworm spread?
- View a map of flatworm sightings
Tree Health Survey
We're asking you to help scientists monitor and protect our trees and woodlands.