The Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership (PMRP) are looking for volunteers to take part in large scale surveys across Great Britain to establish how insect pollinator populations are changing.

The UK Polllinator Monitoring Scheme is the only scheme in the world generating systematic data on the abundance of bees, hoverflies and other flower-visiting insects at a national scale (currently across England, Wales and Scotland). Together with long-term occurrence records collated by the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society and Hoverfly Recording Scheme, these data will form an invaluable resource from which to measure trends in pollinator populations and target conservation efforts.

With reports of dramatic losses of insects occurring across the globe, and concern about what this means for wider biodiversity and ecosystem health, there has never been a more important time to document evidence of change in populations of pollinating insects.

The project is seeking volunteers to take part in their surveys across the country. Find out more about how you can get involved here.