Hello from the Natural History Museum

Hi Everyone!

We are the OPAL team based at the Natural History Museum in London, and we've decided to start a blog to keep you up to date with all our activities.  This photo shows three of our team (trying to identify a dragonfly!).  From left to right there's John Tweddle, Lucy Carter (me) and Gill Stevens.  I'm sure the other guys will put up their pictures and introduce themselves to you soon. 

Here at the museum we work on quite a few different aspects of OPAL (which means we're always super busy!).  We run outreach activities both in London and around the country, we support natural history societies, wildlife groups and recording schemes to get involved with the project, and we also do lots of 'behind the scenes' work for OPAL such as the media and publicity side of things and the website.

Keep checking back as I'll try to update this as often as I can with all the exciting things we've been doing.  Last weekend I attended two worm-related events - a bioblitz and the World Worm Charming Championships!  As soon as I sort out a good photo I'll tell you all about those....

Bye for now,