2010
Big Biodiversity Butterfly Count

This local event inspired the charity Butterfly Conservation to take this citizen science project to a national audience.

Big Nature’s Springwatch Bioblitz in Stanmer Park

Thousands of people attended this event to identify as many different forms of life as possible in Brighton and Hove's first ever Bioblitz.

International Biodiversity Day – Bee Aware Campaign

Citizens of Brighton & Hove and Le Harve, France were encouraged to record Bee species which was collated and stored at the Sussex Biological Records Centre.

Brighton Festival Children’s Parade

The schools from across Brighton and Hove participated in a biodiversity themed parade.

Big Nature IYB Photographic Competition

Winners of the competition received a butterfly guide book signed by David Bellamy

Big Nature recognised by the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Natural History Museum (agents for the CBD) agreed to a loose association of organisations interested in working together for the IYB2010.

Big Nature Treasure Hunt

Members of the public participated in a treasure hunt in search of biodiversity clues around the city.

International Year of Biodiversity Launch

Big Nature's first public event during the IYB.

2009
Big Nature begins

Informal discussions begin about the role of Big Nature in the IYB 2010