The Oxford Swift City project and Oxford Plan Bee are two exciting initiatives that provide a window into the world of two species we share this city with.
Both projects offer great opportunities for staff to get involved with citizen science.
Oxford Plan Bee
This project aims to create a network of bee hotels across the city of Oxford and in Wytham Woods (the University's area of ancient research woodland close to the city centre).
Cavity-nesting solitary bees are excellent pollinators, and are harmless to human. Providing nest-boxes offers them an ideal home as well as providing us with fantastic research opportunities.
Click here to find out more about solitary bees
Click here to discover what you can do in your garden to provide an ideal bee habitat
Click here for information about the Wytham Woods BeeWalk
Oxford Swift City
The Oxford Swift City project, led by the RSPB and supported by the University, is looking for volunteers to record details of swift sightings. This data may help scientists understand the recent declines in swift populations. The research may also inform efforts to reverse the decline.
If you have any questions regarding either of the two projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org.