From birds and butterflies, to insects and plant life on the forest floor, help celebrate 100 years of forestry by discovering and recording wildlife in the forest.
Your findings will help us protect and provide habitats, now and in the future.
The Big Forest Find is England’s largest survey of forest wildlife. The animal and plant life you record across our nation’s woods and forests will help us protect and provide homes for wildlife, now and in the future.
Whether you’re a seasoned naturalist or a family of wildlife enthusiasts, it’s easy to take part.
Join our Big Forest Find event
Date: 9 June 2019
Location: Ellerburn trail (meet at Dalby Courtyard)
Event time: 10am – 2pm (drop in at any time) Find out more
with another on 20 July 2019 – more details to follow…
Wildlife TV presenter Michaela Strachan said,
“Forests are an amazing environment to see and hear wildlife, from birds nesting, finding food and hunting in the canopy, to the abundance of insects living on the forest floor. There’s usually way more life living in a forest than is noticeable at first glance.
“The Big Forest Find is a great way to encourage people to explore the life behind and under the leaves! Get involved, get outside, get exploring and connect with the truly inspiring world of forests.”
Forestry Commission ecologist Molly Gorman said,
“The Big Forest Find is a fantastic opportunity for people to get out and explore, and help us discover even more about the animals, insects and plant life in our forests. These records are so important in the face of a changing climate, and will help shape how we look after our woodlands for decades to come.”
Start recording on your next visit…
Can’t make the event or want to get involved on your next forest adventure?
Download the free iNaturalist app before you visit
In the app join the project Big Forest Find: Dalby Forest
Use the app to take and upload photos of animal and plant life you discover
Get species suggestions from naturalists in the app
Keep recording on every forest adventure until the end of October
Discover and record wildlife through the app on your next visit
You can create records without having 4G or Wi-Fi in the forest.