Mission: Invertebrate is a project that challenges us to understand the grassland invertebrates that call the Royal Parks their home.

With surveys carried out by experts and two Citizen Science research projects, the information we collect will help park managers create better habitats for our invertebrate friends.

Alongside the science there are lots of activities for families to get involved with too.

Will you help us achieve our mission?

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Mission: Invertebrate. All activities are completely free and are happening across all eight Royal Parks and Brompton Cemetery, meaning there is a chance for everyone to get involved!

Do you accept the challenge? Check out how you can get involved!

Our Mission

  • To learn more about the grassland invertebrates that live in the Royal Parks. This will help inform how the parks are managed, making them an even better home for our wondrous wildlife.
  • To raise awareness of the importance, diversity and habitats of the grassland invertebrates that live in our urban spaces.
  • To inspire more people to explore and appreciate London’s stunning green spaces.
  • Invertebrates are often underrated, but they are incredibly interesting and essential to our planet. Our mission is to show everyone their brilliance!

Family events and activities

We want everyone to be able to learn more about the remarkable world of grassland invertebrates. That’s why this summer we're hitting the road with our Giant Snail Tour!

We'll be travelling around the Royal Parks to bring the learning to you. Each stop on our tour will be filled with activities for everyone!

Citizen Science

This year we are working on two big research projects in Regent's and Richmond Park, and we need your help.

Becoming a citizen scientist gives you a fantastic opportunity to get involved and have a go at some hands-on science.

Does your school want to get involved?

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to bring their classrooms to the great outdoors and inspire students about the vital role of grassland invertebrates.

Our learning team has developed new sessions focussing on the habitat, form and function of these critters.

Latest tweets

BIG thnx to @benugo for keeping our #hedgehog & #Invertebrate volunteers well fed, giving them energy to complete #citizenscience surveys! https://t.co/PbNrfe0YjR
23 May
A HUGE thank you to our amazing invertebrate investigators this weekend & to @SoilScholar for her incredible expertise. #CitizenScience https://t.co/u126DynSXY
22 May
We may not be enjoying the #rainy skies today, but after a dry start to the year some of our #invertebrate friends definitely will be! 🐌🌳🌧 https://t.co/HB7QxFYsQs
17 May