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Join the Tiny Forest Wildlife Count and help track how your local Tiny Forest is supporting wildlife

The Tiny Forest Wildlife Count is taking place 18-26 May 2024. The count is a simple wildlife survey across the 200+ Tiny Forests in the UK.

We’re calling on everyone to get involved and help track how their local Tiny Forest is supporting wildlife. Connect with nature, boost your wellbeing and discover the wildlife in your community.

Join in the fun this May and count the bugs and butterflies at your local Tiny Forest!

Sign up to receive the Wildlife Count Packs with guides on doing the surveys and fun family activities. You will also receive emails with updates and reminders about the Wildlife Count.

Step 1.

Get ready

Find your nearest, or preferred, Tiny Forest on our national map and view its profile page. Here you will find a link to the biodiversity surveys specific for your forest.

Instructions on how to complete each survey are provided in the downloadable Survey Guides and videos listed below.

Step 2.

Join in and have fun

Choose a day and time between Saturday 18 May and Sunday 26 May 2023 to visit your local Tiny Forest. You can try and coordinate with friends, make it a community event or just go on your own.

There are four Wildlife Count surveys: two butterfly surveys, a pollinator survey and a ground dweller survey. Each survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and you can carry out as many or as few surveys as you wish.

Step 3.

Submit your data

The easiest way to submit your data is by using the online surveys. This can be done in real-time whilst you're at the Tiny Forest if you have internet connection - so remember to bring your phone. If you’d prefer to use paper, or if phone signal is an issue, you can download and print the field sheets for each survey under our FAQs 'Can I do a paper survey and send my result by post instead of online?'. You’ll then need to go to the online survey and upload the data by Sunday 26 May 2023.

After the Wildlife Count, keep an eye on our Tiny Forest website for the results!

Search our Tiny Forest sites and access your Survey

Addiewell, West Lothian
Addiewell, West Lothian
West Calder,
United Kingdom
Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School, Leicester
Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Alma Park Enfield
Alma Park
United Kingdom
Aloe, Coundon Court Secondary School
Aloe, Coundon Court Secondary School
Coventry,
United Kingdom
Ashbeach Primary, Cambridge
Ashbeach Primary
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Askern Littlemoor, Doncaster
Askern Littlemoor
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Auckley Junior and Infant School
Auckley Junior and Infant School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Avenue End, Glasgow
Avenue End
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Banana Orchid, Quarry Park
Banana Orchid, Quarry Park
Dudley,
United Kingdom
Barley Croft Primary School , Leicester
Barley Croft Primary School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Barony Campus Wee Forest, Cumnock
Barony Campus Wee Forest
Cumnock,
United Kingdom
Bearded Fig Tree, Smestow Academy
Bearded Fig Tree, Smestow Academy
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Bell Bean,  Milking Bank Primary School
Bell Bean, Milking Bank Primary School
Dudley,
United Kingdom
Belmont Recreation Ground
Belmont Recreation Ground
London,
United Kingdom
Bensham Grove
Bensham Grove
Gateshead,
United Kingdom
Bermudiana, Phoenix Collegiate
Bermudiana, Phoenix Collegiate
West Bromwich,
United Kingdom
BioBooster - Geva vastgoed - TEST
BioBooster - Geva vastgoed
Eindhoven,
Netherlands
Blue Crane, Heart of Worcestershire College
Blue Crane, Heart of Worcestershire College
Bromsgrove,
United Kingdom
Blue Rock Thrush, Scraptoft Valley Primary School
Blue Rock Thrush, Scraptoft Valley Primary School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Blue Water Lily, Christ Church Open Space
Blue Water Lily, Christ Church Open Space
Lichfield,
United Kingdom
Blythe Hill Fields
Blythe Hill Fields
London,
United Kingdom
Boegbos
Boegbos
Kimkiel,
Netherlands
Boghall Wee Forest, Boghall
Boghall Wee Forest
Bathgate,
United Kingdom
Bonnyrigg Primary School, Midlothian
Bonnyrigg Primary School, Midlothian
Bonnyrigg,
United Kingdom
Booker Recreation Ground
Booker Recreation Ground
High Wycombe,
United Kingdom
Bougainvillea, Moseley Primary School
Bougainvillea, Moseley Primary School
Coventry,
United Kingdom
Bourton Park, Buckingham
Bourton Park
Buckingham,
United Kingdom
Bowling Park School, Bradford
Bowling Park School
Bradford,
United Kingdom
Braunstone Frith Primary Academy, Leicester
Braunstone Frith Primary Academy
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Breuker Buusjke
Breuker Buusjke
Heerlen,
Netherlands
Brickpond, Barnsley
Brickpond
Rotherham,
United Kingdom
Brooklands Middle School, Bedfordshire
Brooklands Middle School
United Kingdom
Buckhurst Field, Swindon
Buckhurst Field
Swindon,
United Kingdom
Bulwell Forest, Nottingham
Bulwell Forest
Nottingham,
United Kingdom
Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham
Bulwell Hall Park
Nottingham,
United Kingdom
Caldecote Church of England Academy
Caldecote Church of England Academy
United Kingdom
Canje Pheasant, Barr Beacon Nature Reserve
Canje Pheasant, Barr Beacon Nature Reserve
Walsall,
United Kingdom
Cannock Road
Cannock Road
Aylesbury,
United Kingdom
Cardiff Bay Coed Bach, Cardiff
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff,
United Kingdom
Carib Wood, Four Dwellings Primary Academy
Carib Wood, Four Dwellings Primary Academy
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Castle Hills Primary Academy
Castle Hills Primary Academy
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Castlebay Drive, Glasgow
Castlebay Drive
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Cator Park Bromley
Cator Park Bromley
Beckenham,
United Kingdom
Chinbrook Meadows
Chinbrook Meadows
London,
United Kingdom
Citrine Park, Wirral
Citrine Park
Wirral,
United Kingdom
City Of Leicester
City Of Leicester College
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Coleshill
Coleshill
Coleshill,
United Kingdom
Colinton Mains Park Wee Forest, Edinburgh
Colinton Mains Park, Edinburgh
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Collared Lory, Jellicoe Way Open Space
Collared Lory
United Kingdom
Common Loon, Redwood Park
Common Loon, Redwood Park
Lichfield,
United Kingdom
Coppice School
Coppice School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Cotton Tree, Kingsway Community Primary
Cotton Tree, Kingsway Community Primary
Leamington Spa,
United Kingdom
Cranfield University
Cranfield University
Bedford,
United Kingdom
Crimson Sunbird, Ashmore Park
Crimson Sunbird, Ashmore Park
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Crookesbroom Primary
Crookesbroom Primary
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Croyland Primary
Croyland Primary
Wellingborough,
United Kingdom
Daffodil, Pattingham
Daffodil, Pattingham
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Dagenham Green
Dagenham Green
United Kingdom
Tiny Kern
De Kern
Veendam,
Netherlands
De Koning
De Koning
Enschede,
Netherlands
Don Valley Academy Tiny Forest A
Don Valley Academy Tiny Forest A
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Don Valley Academy Tiny Forest B
Don Valley Academy Tiny Forest B
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Douglas Wee Forest, Dundee
Douglas Wee Forest
Dundee,
United Kingdom
Downend Park Farm, Bristol
Downend Park Farm, Bristol
Bristol,
United Kingdom
Durham Hill, Lewisham
Durham Hill
Lewisham,
United Kingdom
Earring Tree, Junction Road Open Space
Earring Tree, Junction Road Open Public Space
Stourbridge,
United Kingdom
East Lancing Recreation Ground, Lancing
East Lancing Recreation Ground, Lancing
Lancing,
United Kingdom
East Pilton Park, Edinburgh
East Pilton Park
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
East Wichel Park, Swindon
East Wichel Park, Swindon
Swindon,
United Kingdom
Edelweiss, St Nicholas C of E Community Primary
Edelweiss, St Nicholas C of E Community Primary
Kenilworth,
United Kingdom
Eelbrook Common, Hammersmith & Fulham
Eelbrook Common, Hammersmith & Fulham
London,
United Kingdom
Egford Lane Park, Frome
Egford Lane Park
Frome,
United Kingdom
Eland Lane, Ponteland
Eland Lane, Ponteland
Ponteland,
United Kingdom
Emu, Langdale Recreation Ground
Emu, Langdale Recreation Ground
Hinckley,
United Kingdom
English Martyrs' Catholic School, Leicester
Englsih Martyrs' Catholic School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Fawcett Primary School, Cambridge
Fawcett Primary School
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Fawdon Park
Fawdon Park
Newcastle upon Tyne,
United Kingdom
Fenstanton and Hilton Primary School, Cambridge
Fenstanton and Hilton Primary School
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Five Trees, Cambridge
Five Trees
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Flamboyant, Hope Coppice
Flamboyant, Hope Coppice
Solihull,
United Kingdom
Flamingo, Loxdale Primary School
Flamingo, Loxdale Primary School
Bilston,
United Kingdom
Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Fleming Park, Eastleigh
Eastleigh,
United Kingdom
Forster Park
Forster Park
London,
United Kingdom
Foxwell Drive, Oxford
Foxwell Drive
Oxford,
United Kingdom
Frank Banfield Park
Frank Banfield Park
London,
United Kingdom
Frank Bott Avenue, Crewe
Frank Bott Avenue
Crewe,
United Kingdom
Fraser Street Reserve Tiny Forest
Melbourne,
Australia
Frigate Bird, Beaumont Leys School
Frigate Bird, Beaumont Leys School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Frigate Bird, Mill Lane
Frigate Bird, Mill Lane
Walsall,
United Kingdom
Fullhurst Community College, Leicester
Fullhurst Community College, Leicester
Leicester,
United Kingdom
G-Park, Doncaster
G-Park
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Gateway College
Gateway College
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Gi-GA-GROEN
Gi-GA-GROEN
Stein,
Netherlands
Gibralter's Barbary Partridge, Coleman Street
Gibralter's Barbary Partridge, Coleman Street
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Glasgow Green, Glasgow
Glasgow Green
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Glasgow University
Glasgow University
United Kingdom
Granton Cresent Park, Edinburgh
Granton Crescent Park
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Great Frigatebird, Northleigh House School
Great Frigate Bird, Northleigh House School
Warwick,
United Kingdom
Green Parrot, St. Mary's Fields Primary
Green Parrot, St. Mary's Fields Primary
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Grenada Dove, Bloxwich Community Orchard
Grenada Dove, Bloxwich Community Orchard
Walsall,
United Kingdom
Grey-Crowned Crane, Nether Hall School
Grey-Crowned Crane, Nether Hall School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Grey-Crowned Crane, St George's C of E School
Grey-Crowned Crane, St George's C of E Primary
Kidderminster,
United Kingdom
Groenland
Groenland
Venlo,
Netherlands
Grove Primary School, Cambridge
Grove Primary School, Cambridge
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Guernsey Lily, Swannies Field
Guernsey Lily, Swannies Field
Walsall,
United Kingdom
Hailes Quarry Park, Edinburgh
Hailes Quarry Park, Edinburgh
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Hammersmith Park, Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith Park
London,
United Kingdom
Harpe Inge Open Space, Kirklees
Harpe Inge Open Space
Kirklees,
United Kingdom
Hautlieu School, Jersey
Hautlieu School, Jersey
Jersey,
United Kingdom
NW Leicester - Coalville
Hermitage Eco Park
Coalville,
United Kingdom
Het Merlebosje
Het Merlebosje
Heeze-Leende,
Netherlands
Het Oerbos
Het Oerbos
Borger,
Netherlands
Het Polderbos
Het Polderbos
Schiedam,
Netherlands
Hibiscus Plant, Provost Williams Junior School
Hibiscus Plant, Provost Williams Junior School
Coventry,
United Kingdom
Hibiscus, Willenhall Memorial Park
Hibiscus, Willenhall Memorial Park
Walsall,
United Kingdom
High Park Cross, Belfast
High Park Cross
Belfast,
United Kingdom
Hinksley Road Recreation Ground
Hinksley Road Recreation Ground
Flitwick,
United Kingdom
Hobbayne Primary School, Ealing
Hobbayne Primary School
London,
United Kingdom
Holt Drive, Charnwood
Holt Drive
Charnwood,
United Kingdom
Tiny Forest Hoogeveen
Hoogeveen
Hoogeveen,
Netherlands
Hudson Road Primary School
Hudson Road Primary School
Sunderland,
United Kingdom
Inglehurst Junior School
Inglehurst Junior School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Jersey Lily, Saltley Academy
Jersey Lily, Saltley Academy
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Tiny Forest Joure
Joure
Joure,
Netherlands
Jubilee Recreation Ground
Jubilee Recreation Ground
Biggleswade,
United Kingdom
Judgemeadow Community College
Judgemeadow Community College
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Keel Billed Toucan, Wilmorton Recreation Ground
Keel Billed Toucan, Wilmorton Recreation Ground
Derby,
United Kingdom
Kennedy Drive Wee Forest
Kennedy Drive Wee Forest
Kilmarnock,
United Kingdom
Kinmel Bay Coed Bach
Kinmel Bay
Rhyl,
United Kingdom
Kirkby Avenue Primary School Tiny Forest A
Kirkby Avenue Primary School Tiny Forest A
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Kirkby Avenue Primary School Tiny Forest B
Kirkby Avenue Primary School Tiny Forest B
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Kirkton Wee Forest
Kirkton Wee Forest
Dundee,
United Kingdom
Kori Bustard, Warstones Green
Kori Bustard, Warstones Green
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Ladywell Fields, Lewisham
Ladywell Fields, Lewisham
London,
United Kingdom
Lake Macquarie
Lake Macquarie
Booragul,
Australia
Lakeside Primary School
Lakeside Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Langford Cemetery
Langford Cemetery
Biggleswade,
United Kingdom
Rolleston Primary School, Leicester
Leicester - Rolleston Primary School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Linden Primary, Leicester
Linden Primary, Leicester
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Littlemore, Oxford
Littlemore
Oxford,
United Kingdom
Lochee Wee Forest
Lochee Wee Forest
Dundee,
United Kingdom
Lochshore Wee Forest
Lochshore Wee Forest
Beith,
United Kingdom
Lord Blyton Primary School
Lord Blyton Primary School
South Shields,
United Kingdom
Lotus, Bank Street Open Space
Lotus, Bank Street Open Space
Dudley,
United Kingdom
Lotus, Kings Edward VI Handsworth Girls School
Lotus, Kings Edward VI Handsworth Girls School
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Lutje Bosje
Lutje Bosje
Warffum,
Netherlands
Magpie Robin, Bilston C of E Primary
Magpie Robin, Bilston C of E Primary
Bilston,
United Kingdom
Maple Tree, Spring Lane
Maple Tree, Spring Lane
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Max Forest, Max-Delbrück-Gymnasium
Max Forest, Max-Delbrück-Gymnasium
Berlin,
Germany
Maxwell Park, Glasgow
Maxwell Park
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Meadow Lane, Oxford
Meadow Lane, Oxford
Oxford,
United Kingdom
Meister holt
Meister holt
Uithuizermeeden,
Netherlands
Mentmore Recreation Ground, Dunstable
Mentmore Recreation Ground
Dunstable,
United Kingdom
Mereside Public Open Space, Blackpool
Mereside Public Open Space
Blackpool,
United Kingdom
Merrydale Junior School, Leicester
Merrydale Junior School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Monkton Park, Chippenham
Monkton Park
Chippenham,
United Kingdom
Monserrat Oriole, Ashby Road
Monserrat Oriole, Ashby Road
Hinckley,
United Kingdom
Moor Lane, Speen (Northern - Excavated)
Moor Lane, Speen (Northern - Excavated)
Newbury,
United Kingdom
Moor Lane, Speen (Southern - Rotavated)
Moor Lane, Speen (Southern - Rotavated)
Newbury,
United Kingdom
Moseley Road, Bilston
Moseley Road, Bilston
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Mount Vernon, Edinburgh
Mount Vernon
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Mowmacre Hill Primary School, Leicester
Mowmacre Hill Primary School
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Muiredge Park, Fife
Muiredge Park, Fife
Leven,
United Kingdom
Mutton Brook, Barnet
Mutton Brook, Barnet
London,
United Kingdom
Nant-y-moel Coed Bach, Bridgend
Nant-y-moel Coed Bach
Bridgend,
United Kingdom
Natuursprong
Natuursprong
Breda,
Netherlands
New River Sports Ground
New River Sports Ground
Wood Green,
United Kingdom
Newcastle
Newcastle
Newcastle,
United Kingdom
Normand Park, Hammersmith & Fulham
Normand Park, Hammersmith & Fulham
London,
United Kingdom
Oak Street, Wolverhampton
Oak Street, Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Oak, Burbage Common
Oak, Burbage Common
Hinckley,
United Kingdom
Orkney Road, Govan
Orkney Road
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Primary School
Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Pakapakanthi wetland
Pakapakanthi wetland
Adelaide,
Australia
Pale Maiden, St James Church of England Academy
Pale Maiden, St James Church of England Academy
Warwickshire,
United Kingdom
Papua New Guinea Orchid, Fairbanks Riverside
Papua New Guinea Orchid, Fairbanks Riverside
Stafford,
United Kingdom
Parkhead, West Calder
Parkhead, West Calder
West Lothian,
United Kingdom
Peacocktail Close, Edinburgh
Peacocktail Close, Edinburgh
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Pease Park, Pontefract
Pease Park
Pontefract,
United Kingdom
Peckham Rye Park and Common - North
Peckham Rye Park and Common - North
London,
United Kingdom
Peckham Rye Park and Common - South
Peckham Rye Park and Common - South
Peckham Rye,
United Kingdom
Pencoedtre Park Coed Bach, Barry
Pencoedtre Park
Barry,
United Kingdom
Pentland View Park Wee Forest
Pentland View Park Wee Forest
Currie,
United Kingdom
Perry Common, Birmingham
Perry Common, Birmingham
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Plumeria, Haggar Street
Plumeria, Haggar Street
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Portmead Primary School, Swansea
Portmead Primary School
United Kingdom
Portobello School
Portobello School
Chester-le-Street,
United Kingdom
Princes Risborough School
Princes Risborough School
Buckinghamshire,
United Kingdom
Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh
Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Queen's Park Recreation Ground, Glasgow
Queen's Park Recreation Ground
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Queen's Park, Hinckley
Queen's Park, Hinckley
Hinckley,
United Kingdom
Queensmead Playing Field, Leicester
Queensmead Playing Field
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Ragwort, Kingshill Park
Ragwort, Kingshill Park
Walsall,
United Kingdom
Rarotonga Flycatcher, Heath Town Park
Rarotonga Flycatcher, Heath Town Park
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Reckitt HQ, Nottingham
Reckitt HQ
Nottingham,
United Kingdom
Red Ginger, St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Red Ginger, St Anne's Catholic School
Nuneaton,
United Kingdom
Red Rose, Kings Heath Boys School
Red Rose, Kings Heath Boys School
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Redbraes Park Wee Forest
Redbraes Park Wee Forest
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Rhinoceros Hornbill, St Michaels Road
Rhinoceros Hornbill, St Michaels Road
Lichfield,
United Kingdom
Robertson Street, Dundee
Robertson Street, Dundee
Dundee,
United Kingdom
Sally Gibson Tiny Forest
Sally Gibson Tiny Forest
United Kingdom
Sandringham Primary School
Sandringham Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Scarlet Ibis, Chadsgrove School
Scarlet Ibis, Chadsgrove School
Bromsgrove,
United Kingdom
Scawsby Saltersgate School, Doncaster
Scawsby Saltersgate School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Shamrock, Moseley Park School
Shamrock, Moseley Park School
Bilston,
United Kingdom
Shawhill Park, Pollokshields
Shawhill Park, Pollokshields
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Shustoke Reservoir
Shustoke Reservoir
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Silver Fern, Corpus Christi
Silver Fern, Corpus Christi
Coventry,
United Kingdom
Simpor, William Street
Simpor, William Street
Walsall,
United Kingdom
South Park, Redbridge
South Park, Redbridge
Ilford,
United Kingdom
Southall Rec Ground
Southall Rec Ground
Southall,
United Kingdom
Southglade Park, Nottingham
Southglade Park
Nottingham,
United Kingdom
Southmere Park, Thamesmead
Southmere Park, Thamesmead
London,
United Kingdom
Spa Academy Askern School
Spa Academy Askern School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
St Helena Gumwood, Clifton Way Open Space
St Helena Gumwood, Clifton Way Open Space
Hinckley,
United Kingdom
St James' Park, Bishop's Stortford
St James Park
Bishop's Stortford,
United Kingdom
St. Lucian Parrot, New College Leicester
St. Lucian Parrot, New College Leicester
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School
Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Stanford Reservoir
Stanford Reservoir
Lutterworth,
United Kingdom
Sutton C of E Primary School, Cambridge
Sutton C of E Primary School
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
Swallow Tail Hummingbird, Burntwood Park
Swallow Tail Hummingbird, Burntwood Park
Lichfield,
United Kingdom
Tawny Eagle, King Edward VI Aston School
Tawny Eagle, King Edward VI Aston School
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
TGE Eberswalde
Eberswalde,
Germany
The Caicos Pine, Silkmore Academy
The Caicos Pine, Silkmore Academy
Stafford,
United Kingdom
The Cyprus Warbler, Hope Hamilton C of E Primary
The Cyprus Warbler, Hope Hamilton C of E Primary
Leicester,
United Kingdom
The Delph, Wirral
The Delph
Wirral,
United Kingdom
The Devonshire Hill Nursery & Primary School
The Devonshire Hill Nursery & Primary School
London,
United Kingdom
The Quiver Tree, Bournville Village Trust
The Quiver Tree, Bournville Village Trust
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Thistle, Cook Street
Thistle, Cook Street
Walsall,
United Kingdom
Thorne King Edward Primary School
Thorne King Edward Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Tickhill Estfeld Primary School
Tickhill Estfeld Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Tolka River Project, Dublin
Tolka River Project
Dublin,
United Kingdom
Tongan Megapode, Ellesmere College
Tongan Megapode, Ellesmere College
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Totteridge Recreation Ground
Totteridge Recreation Ground
High Wycombe,
United Kingdom
Towerside Crescent, Glasgow
Towerside Crescent
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Town Park Coed Bach, Holyhead
Town Park
Holyhead,
United Kingdom
Trinity Road
Trinity Road
London,
United Kingdom
Tropicbird Orchid, Netherton
Tropicbird Orchid, Netherton
Dudley,
United Kingdom
Trym Valley, Bristol
Trym Valley, Bristol
Bristol,
United Kingdom
Tudor Grange
Tudor Grange Academy
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Turtle Dove, Mesnes Green
Turtle Dove, Mesnes Green
Lichfield,
United Kingdom
Tychwood, Witney
Tychwood, Witney
Witney,
United Kingdom
Urban Hum Tiny Forest
Urban Hum
Cardiff Heights,
Australia
Vicarfield Street, Govan
Vicarfield Street
Glasgow,
United Kingdom
Vincent Amazon Parrot, Buswells Lodge Primary
Vincent Amazon Parrot, Buswells Lodge Primary
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Voedselbos Zuylestein - TEST
Voedselbos Zuylestein
Leersum,
Netherlands
Wadworth Primary School Site A
Wadworth Primary School Site A
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Wadworth Primary School Site B
Wadworth Primary School Site B
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Walton Court
Walton Court
Aylesbury,
United Kingdom
West Berkshire Community Hospital
West Berkshire Community Hospital
Thatcham,
United Kingdom
West Gate School, Leicester
West Gate school
Leicester,
United Kingdom
West Pilton Park, Edinburgh
West Pilton Park
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
Westerhope Park
Westerhope Park
Newcastle upon Tyne,
United Kingdom
Western Park
Western Park, Ashby de la Zouche
Ashby-de-la-Zouch,
United Kingdom
Whitburn Wee Forest, Whitburn
Whitburn
Whitburn,
United Kingdom
White Hart Lane, Haringey
White Hart Lane Recreational Ground
London,
United Kingdom
White Jasmine, King's Norton Boys’ School
White Jasmine, King's Norton Boys’ School
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
White Variety Orchid, Walsall Arboretum
White Variety Orchid, Walsall Arboretum
Walsall,
United Kingdom
White-Breasted Waterhen, Whitehouse Farm Park
White-Breasted Waterhen, Whitehouse Farm Park
Derby,
United Kingdom
William Torbitt, Redbridge
William Torbitt
Ilford,
United Kingdom
Willow Primary School
Willow Primary School
Doncaster,
United Kingdom
Willowbrook park
Willowbrook Park
Leicester,
United Kingdom
Wilmslow High School, Wilmslow
Wilmslow
Wilmslow,
United Kingdom
Woodside Wee Forest, Aberdeen
Woodside Wee Forest
Aberdeen,
United Kingdom
Yellow Frigate Bird, Eastern Avenue
Yellow Frigate Bird, Eastern Avenue
Lichfield,
United Kingdom
Yellow Trumpet, Little Oaks Day Nursery
Yellow Trumpet, Little Oaks Day Nursery
Wolverhampton,
United Kingdom
Ysgol Pendalar Coed Bach, Caernarfon
Ysgol Pendalar
Caernarfon,
United Kingdom
Zenaida Dove, Whitehall Primary
Zenaida Dove, Whitehall Primary
Leicester,
United Kingdom

Survey Guides

Butterfly Timed Count Survey Instructions

Butterfly Species List Survey Instructions

Butterfly Conservation species ID guide

Pollinator Timed Count Survey Instructions

Pollinator Timed Count Survey ID Guide

Ground Dweller Survey Instructions

Ground Dweller Survey Wildlife ID guide


Watch our short videos on how to complete each type of survey:

Butterfly Timed Count Survey

Butterfly Species List Survey

Pollinator Timed Count Survey

Ground Dweller Survey

Biodiversity Week 2023 Results

Find out more about our initial findings from Biodiversity Week 2023 in our Research Wrap-Up webinar

You can also access our 2022 Monitoring Report showcasing all our biodiversity findings

Why take part?

The Tiny Forest Wildlife Count will have huge benefits – both for you, and for science!

The health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature are well-documented. Taking part in a Tiny Forest citizen science survey is a great opportunity to spend some meaningful time outside in your local area. It’s also a brilliant way to connect with your community and spend time with family and friends in the fresh air and green space.

By taking part in citizen science, you become a vital part of our environmental research. We use science to better understand the environmental challenges we face, and to find solutions to these issues. In particular, the data you provide will allow us to better understand how a Tiny Forest can support wildlife in urban areas.

Thank you for taking part!

If you don’t have a Tiny Forest near you, but think it would be good for your community, you can put in a request to your local authority or get in touch with us here for more information.

FAQs

How do I access the surveys?
To access the biodiversity surveys first go to our national map and select the forest you would like to survey. Click the icon to get to its profile page. Here you will find a link to the biodiversity surveys for your chosen Tiny Forest.
Can we take part as a group?
Definitely! The more, the merrier. You can complete each survey as a group, or you can each individually collect data, ideally conducting the surveys in different parts of the Tiny Forest to avoid data being duplicated.
Does it matter what time of day I do the surveys?
Wildlife is more active when the weather is warmer, and the area is calm and undisturbed. We recommend you carry out the surveys in the middle of the day and especially when it is not raining. Lunchtime is a great moment to come to the forest and take a break. But if you are not able to get to the forest at this time, do not worry, the data you collect will be just as valuable for our research.
Can I choose which survey I do?
Of course! Do the survey you like the most and that fits your time availability and interests. If you can do more than one survey that is even better, you may be surprised at what you can learn and see.
Can I do multiple surveys during Biodiversity Week?
Absolutely! Just make sure that you do not repeat the same survey in exactly the same spot or location of the chosen Tiny Forest. This allows us to record as many areas of the Tiny Forest and prevents data replication, ensuring the most robust scientific research.
What about the weather? Will this affect the results?
The weather will affect the results, and we want to know about that too! We are also interested to know when and which type of wildlife is more active versus less active. The variety of conditions during data collection will allow us to understand this.
How do I submit the results and by when?
Please submit your results through the online survey forms available on your chosen Tiny Forest’s profile page by Sunday 26 May.
Can I do a paper survey and send my result by post instead of online?

We would like to encourage everyone to submit their data using the online survey to save paper, postage and time. Nevertheless, if you find this a challenge, please do send your printed sheet with data to the address below. Do not forget to add all the details in the printed version, especially what Tiny Forest you collected the data from!

Download the Survey Data Sheets here:

Butterfly Timed Count Survey Field Sheet
Butterfly Species List Survey Field Sheet
Ground Dwellers Survey Field Sheet
Pollinator Timed Count Survey Field Sheet

Tiny Forest Research Team
Earthwatch Europe
Mayfield House
256 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 7DE, UK

Why are Tiny Forests beneficial for biodiversity?
As our cities expand, habitats are lost and wildlife is increasingly under threat. Planting Tiny Forests in urban areas can create space for wildlife and provide valuable stepping stones connecting small habitats in urban areas. Research has shown that a Tiny Forest is capable of attracting over 500 animal and plant species within the first three years. We are tracking how biodiversity changes over time across our Tiny Forest network, providing vital evidence to show how nature-based solutions can enhance our towns and cities.
I’m a teacher, can my school get involved?
Yes, you and your students can take the classroom outdoors and get involved with Biodiversity Week. To support your teaching you can find free teaching resources, and if you have any questions please get in touch with our Education team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.