The Natural History Museum led the development of the OPAL Bugs Count survey and several key support projects between 2007 and 2013.
About the museum
The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise, it is helping to conserve the richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in more than 68 countries.
NHM and OPAL
The Natural History Museum led a number of key projects for OPAL, including the development of the Bugs Count survey and mobile app in 2011 and running the OPAL communications office.
Other projects included:
- supporting natural history societies and developing the Nature Groups Near You directory
- taxonomic support, including some resources in our ID guides section
- organising themed exhibitions, training workshops and other community events
- providing BioBuses – OPAL-branded, low-emissions vehicles used by community scientists