You can earn Nature Stars for using the Wildlife Watch website and for getting outside and going nature spotting. Your Nature Stars total is shown in your profile.
You can earn Nature Stars for doing different things, like:
Completing your user profile = 50 nature stars
Making a comment = 5 nature stars
Inviting a friend = 20 nature stars
Updating your Nature Diary (in your Profile) = 30 nature stars
Downloading a file (like an activity sheet) = 5 nature stars
Entering the monthly competition = 10 nature stars
Reporting a wildlife sighting = 10-100 nature stars. If you see a blackbird, find a blackbird in Explore Wildlife (or search for blackbird using the search bar in the top right). Then click on the blackbird ‘Report a sighting’ button and 20 stars will be automatically added to your profile as a blackbird is worth 20 nature stars. If you report a hedgehog sighting you get 30 nature stars as a hedgehog is worth 30 stars, and so on. Generally, the rarer a species is the more Nature Stars it is worth. This means if you spot a scottish wildcat you’ll get 100 Nature Stars. Good luck!
By earning Nature Stars you can build up your status, starting with ‘Newt to this’ and progressing all the way up to being ‘Totally Wild! See below for more details.
Earning Nature Stars also means you can collect Nature Cards (of different animals) in your online Nature Reserve. There are hundreds of cards to collect – see if you can collect them all. Each time you collect Nature Stars for spotting wildlife or doing one of the actions above your stars will ‘buy’ you a new Nature Card to go in your nature reserve. For example, if you spot an animal worth 70 Nature Stars you’ll get 70 star’s worth of cards added to your nature reserve (this might be a hedgehog worth 30 stars and a smooth newt worth 40 for example). You collect the lowest cards first and the rarest creatures last so the really rare creatures are the hardest ones to get.
Good luck – Don’t forget to start recording your sightings and start collecting Nature Stars.
The top 5 Nature Stars scorers are displayed on the Wildlife Watch homepage as the Top 5 Watchers.
Your status depends on how many Nature Stars you have collected. See if you can collect 10,000 Nature Stars and become ‘Totally Wild’.
0-100 nature stars – Newt to this
100-250 nature stars – Buzzing bee
250-500 nature stars – Clever cricket
500-750 nature stars – Brainy beetle
750-1000 nature stars – Speedy hare
1000-2000 nature stars - Bright otter
2000-3000 nature stars - Leaping salmon
3000-4000 nature stars - Soaring buzzard
4000-5000 nature stars – Cunning fox
5000-10000 nature stars – Diving seal
10000-20000 nature stars – Snuffling badger
20000-30000 nature stars – Smart shark
30000-40000 nature stars - Roaring deer
40000-50000 nature stars - Really wild
50000-10000 nature stars – Wise owl
100000 and over nature stars – Totally wild