From birds and butterflies, to insects and plant life on the forest floor, the Big Forest Find has been a journey of discovery through our forest landscapes as we celebrate our centenary
Visitors and volunteers across the country have taken part in events and recording challenges to make it happen. Watch this space for this year’s highlights!
Explore your findings so far...
Keep adding to national wildlife records!
By recording wildlife observations you are adding to national records. These records will increase and improve over time, helping us to care for our forest wildlife for generations to come.
- Download the free iNaturalist app before you visit your local 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 visit!
What happens to my photos in the app?
Once you have uploaded your photos it becomes an observation and our staff, volunteers specialists and online members in the iNaturalist community can begin verifying and giving feedback on your species suggestions.
By using the iNaturalist platform we are ensuring the results are accessible to biodiversity record centres, project partners, the public, and of course our own specialist teams.
Why does my observation need to be verified?
Species verification improves the data quality of your observation. When observations become verified, these records will be used to update national biodiversity data.