Activities - Become a Naturalist

Record biodiversity

Take part in our actions and help searching for specific animals, insects, plants and invasive species.

Here below you will find some species we are looking for. To find out more about these species, click on the info icon "i" under the picture. There you will also find a description in order to better recognize the species.

Do you want to participate? Then note where you have seen one or more of these species. Select the species and click on the "+" symbol to enter your observation.

Observations are stored in the Museum's biodiversity database and made available to the public. This should make it easier for citizens to familiarize themselves with the topic biodiversity. These data allow to examine the distribution of species and to find out whether species have been declining. Protective measures can thus be better defined and adapted.

Contact: Tania Walisch

Animals in Luxembourg

  • Chiroptera
    A bat in your house!
  • Phoenicurus ochruros
    Black redstart
  • Lepus europaeus
    European Hare
  • Salamandra salamandra
    Fire salamander
  • Picus viridis
    Green Woodpecker
  • Erinaceus europaeus
  • Passer domesticus
    House Sparrow
  • Phoenicurus phoenicurus
  • Helix pomatia
    Roman Snail
  • Anguis fragilis
    Slow worm
  • Sciurus vulgaris
    Red Squirrel

Insects in Luxembourg

  • Bombus pascuorum
    Common Carder Bee
  • Tettigonia viridissima
    Great Green Bush-Cricket
  • Melanargia galathea
    Marbled White
  • Vanessa cardui (=Cynthia cardui)
    Painted Lady
  • Mantis religiosa
    Praying Mantis
  • Coccinella septempunctata
    Seven-spot Ladybird

What's flowering where?

  • Scilla bifolia L.
    Alpine squill, Scilla
  • Papaver rhoeas
    Corn poppy
  • Centaurea cyanus
  • Primula veris L.
  • Digitalis purpurea
  • Leucanthemum vulgare
    Oxeye daisy

Invasive species

  • Branta canadensis
    Canada goose
  • Ambrosia artemisiifolia
    Common ragweed
  • Myocastor coypus
  • Alopochen aegyptiaca
    Egyptian goose
  • Heracleum mantegazzianum
    Giant hogweed
  • Impatiens glandulifera
    Himalayan Balsam
  • Ondatra zibethicus
  • Procyon lotor
  • Trachemys scripta elegans
    Red-eared slider
  • Pacifastacus leniusculus
    Signal crayfish
  • Orconectes limosus
    Spinycheek crayfish
  • Vespa velutina nigrithorax
    Yellow‐legged hornet
  • Fallopia japonica
    Japanese knotweed