14 July: 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 (if wished), sensible footwear, and enthusiasm!

Meet at 9.45am in Wytham Woods car park for a 10am start, finishing by 1pm.

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!

Bee on a dark pink flower, surrounded by green grass

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!