Duchess of Cambridge visits the Museum's Centre for UK Biodiversity
9 October 2019
Her Royal Highness met Museum staff who are working to protect UK wildlife.
The state of nature: 41 percent of the UK's species have declined since the 1970s
4 October 2019
Urbanisation, agriculture, pollution and climate change have caused the nation's plants and animals to dwindle.
Brilliant Butterflies project launched to restore rare grasslands
25 September 2019
The two-year project will help conserve rare plants and invertebrates.
Where to report birds tangled in plastic rubbish
20 September 2019
A new website allows people to report birds entangled in plastic.
How to go rockpooling
23 August 2019
Want to explore the life lurking in seashore rock pools? Find out what you need and what you might see.
How to make a pitfall trap to catch insects and other minibeasts
14 August 2019
Want to find out what small creatures are crawling around your garden? Follow our steps to set up a simple pitfall trap.
Big Butterfly Count: Chris Packham on how to save British butterflies
19 July 2019
Turning the tide of biodiversity loss is a big job.
Quest begins to sequence genomes of all UK life
18 July 2019
Insects from Merseyside were some of the first animals studied in a new project.
More whales and dolphins than ever spotted in the UK
7 August 2018
It has been a record year for cetacean sightings in the waters around Britain.
When stargazing and science collide
27 June 2018
Amateur astronomers are recording fireballs flying above the UK.
How to stargaze in cities
11 June 2018
It's not easy to observe space from the middle of a big city, but it is possible. Here's how.
Major grant awarded for Museum research on citizen science
6 April 2017
A collaborative research project to investigate the educational benefits of participation in citizen science has received a prestigious grant.
Dangerous beauties: the world's tiniest insects
21 February 2017
Magnified images reveal the beauty of these tiny wasps, but mask their gruesome nature.
Conservation benefits of museum-led citizen science demonstrated
20 January 2017
A study reveals citizen science programmes support conservation in multiple ways.
New citizen science project targets earthworms
5 April 2016
A citizen science survey launched today asks the British public to gather data on the humble earthworm, an 'ecosystem engineer' vital to the health of our soils.
Capturing Our Coast: New project launched to map UK marine life
13 January 2016
People from across the UK are being invited to take part in Capturing Our Coast, a £1.7-million Heritage-Lottery-funded initiative led by Newcastle University.
Spot UK orchids and help research climate change impact
23 April 2015
Look out for orchids and help scientists see how climate change is affecting flowering times.
Hidden ecosystems explored with the help of UK schools
14 January 2015
Schools across the UK can now collaborate with the Museum on cutting-edge genetic research into the diversity of microscopic species living on buildings.
Museum launches tree identification app
22 May 2014
Created by Museum botanists, Leafsnap UK helps users match leaves to their trees.