Bee pollinating herbal lavender flowers in a field
  • Alexandra Park, Keyham, Plymouth PL2

  • Central Park, Plymouth PL2 3DQ

  • Devonport Park Higher, Plymouth PL1 4BT

  • Mount Wise Park, Plymouth PL1 4QE

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‘Nature Counts’ events are being run as a collaboration between Pollenize and the Green Communities team (Plymouth City Council and the National Trust).

WHY GET INVOLVED?

Find hidden wildlife: Find lots of different wildlife thriving on your doorstep. From blooming plants, hidden insects and fascinating fungi, prepare to be amazed!
Reconnect with the natural world: Get outside and enjoy your local nature space- take some time to take in its sights and sounds!
Meet new people in your neighbourhood: Join fellow nature lovers, families, and citizen scientists to find out more about local wildlife. Share your passion for nature and make new friends.
Open to everyone! No plant or wildlife knowledge is needed! Our experienced team will guide you through the identification process, making this a fun and educational experience for everyone. All you need is a smartphone! We can provide a tablet or plant ID book for those who do not want/or wish to use a smartphone.
Contribute to research efforts: The data we collect together will help us to understand our city’s wildlife better and inform future work around how to improve these nature spaces.
'Nature Counts' are more than just a fun day out!

TAKE PART IN:

Collecting valuable nature data: This data is key to unlocking the secrets of our local wildlife and plant life. With this information, we can create even more amazing nature spaces in the future!
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered species identification: Pollenize uses cloud-based technology and AI, alongside expert input, to identify the maximum number of species possible.
‘Floradex’ biodiversity tracking: Information gathered is then fed into a powerful data tool developed by Pollenize and the University of Plymouth, Floradex. This AI-powered platform analyses land data and suggests the best plants to put in a space to make it the best it can be for wildlife.
Bioblitzes are not only great for mental and physical wellbeing, but also provide crucial support for Pollenize's mission to restore biodiversity in urban areas like Plymouth and beyond.

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About Green Communities

Green Communities is an exciting project which is connecting people and wildlife in Devonport, Central Park, and in Keyham and the West of the city of Plymouth. Green Communities is a partnership project between Plymouth City Council, the National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, Real Ideas Organisation and Zebra Collective. It is a pilot project funded through a combination of grants and contributions, including support from Heritage Lottery Fund Urban Nature Development Grant and Natural England.
The project builds on the work of the Green Minds project that ran from March 2020 – August 2022.

About Green Minds

Green Minds was an Urban Innovative Actions (UIC) funded project that aimed to better connect people to green and blue spaces within and around the city of Plymouth.
This innovative project was led by Plymouth City Council’s Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Department in collaboration with a range of local stakeholders including the University of Plymouth, Real Ideas Organisation, Arts University Plymouth, Devon Wildlife Trust, The Data Place and the National Trust. The project aimed to improve the quality and condition of green and blue infrastructure. It also aimed to positively enhance people’s interaction and involvement in these spaces, recognising that spending time in green and blue spaces has positive health and wellbeing benefits.

Event photography and video

Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events (both online and offline) may be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please let a member of staff know.