Please complete the OPAL Biodiversity Survey
Published: 07 October 2010
Earlier in September the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) launched its fourth national survey - the OPAL Biodiversity Survey. This focuses on hedgerows as examples of very biodiverse habitats and the activities include describing the structure of your hedge, identifying species of plant that provide fruits or nuts for wildlife, then identifying (to a broad level) the invertebrates living in the hedge.
OPAL are gathering information for organisations involved in Hedgelink (http://hedgelink.org.uk/) and are particularly keen to learn about the quality of urban hedges for wildlife. The survey guide can be downloaded from the OPAL website or they can post you a pack on request: http://www.opalexplorenature.org/BiodiversitySurvey
With the launch of a new survey, OPAL Community Scientists will be running public events over the coming months on hedge and invertebrate related topics.
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