You may think of winter as a time to stay indoors, but it can be a great time to go out and look for wildlife.
Here are some ideas for activities to try, species to spot, surveys to contribute to and organisations to join.
Help the birds in your garden survive while food is scarce.
Enjoy a bracing seaside walk and help scientists track the impact of invasive species and climate change on the UK's seaweeds.
Many wildlife and natural history groups have regular meetings and activities all year round. Find one near you and get involved.
Discover what lichens can tell you about the air quality in your local area.
Identify evergreen trees growing in your garden with the help of our ID guide. Then plot your results on our tree survey map.
If the weather gets really cold, here are a few of our top natural history videos from 2013 for you to watch at home.
Remember a sunnier time: join Museum scientists on a field trip to the Isles of Scilly earlier this year.
3D scans reveal a fish twice the anglerfish's size curled up inside its stomach.
Find out how zoos are helping to ensure that this charismatic carnivore isn’t lost forever.
Discover festive treats and treasures of British flora with Museum botanist Fred Rumsey.
Winter is a busy time in the Museum’s Wildlife Garden.
Keep up to date with activities and wildlife sightings: read the latest blog post below.
On return from a week's absence, I was eager to see how our autumn pattern of colours had developed over the p...
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:08:38
Discuss your wildlife sightings and natural history finds. Get help from Museum experts and naturalists to identify wildlife, fossils and more, or share ID tips.
Hi folks, can anyone help me with an ID on this one ...
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:26:09
Zoe, My first thought is silverfish (Lepisma sacchar...
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:28:32
I pulled everything out and can not see any traces of mor...
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:16:46