12 May: Bee and Wildflower Survey

Female and male walking through a green meadow with a net and backpacks

Want to help us monitor the bumblebees in Wytham Woods? As part of our citizen science scheme in the Woods, we are holding regular guided 'Bumblebee Walks' where you can also monitor wildflowers. No experience necessary, equipment provided, you just need your own lunch, sensible footwear, and enthusiasm!

Meet at 10.45am in Wytham Woods car park for a 11am start, finishing by 3pm.

The data collected as part of these walks are an essential component of our long-term monitoring of wildlife in the Woods, and will be used to inform our management decisions, and also utilised by scientists working in the Woods.

For more information on the protocol and routes, click here.

We are keen for these walks to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. With this in mind we have chosen transect routes that are easy to walk. However, if you feel unable to complete the entire walk that is absolutely fine, you will still be contributing by adding observations on the sections you can complete. If you are unsure, please chat to our citizen science facilitator on the day and they will advise.

If you have any enquiries about the walks place email us at wytham.woods@admin.ox.ac.uk or oxfordplanbee@gmail.com 

Can't make it this week? We also have events on other dates, see below:

Bee on a dark pink flower, surrounded by green grass


Sun 12 May - Bees, Wildflowers & Butterflies

Sun 19 May - Bees, Wildflowers & Butterflies

Sat 1 June - Butterflies

Sun 9 June - Bees, Wildflowers & Butterflies

Sun 16 June - Bees & Wildflowers

Sat 22 June - Butterflies

Sun 7 July - Bees, Wildflowers & Butterflies

Sat 20 July - Butterflies

Sun 21 July - Wildflowers

Sun 28 July - Bees

Sat 3 Aug - Butterflies

Sun 4 Aug - Bees & Wildflowers

Sat 10 Aug - Butterflies

Sun 18 Aug - Bees & Wildflowers

Sun 8 Sept - Bees & Wildflowers

Sun 22 Sept - Bees & Wildflowers

Sun 6 Oct - Bees & Wildflowers


Can't take part in one of our scheduled events? Drop us an email and we can let you know how you can still contribute at a time that suits you!