Have you heard of the City Nature Challenge? Join local residents as Bristol and Bath work with 400+ cities across the world in an epic, global mission to record as much wildlife as possible. Help put nature on the map in your neighbourhood from Friday 29 April – Monday 2 May.
Over the four-day challenge, people across the West of England will be coming together to share observations of the nature all around us, using the free iNaturalist app.
The Natural History Consortium, organisers of the Festival of Nature, and Wessex Water are joining forces to encourage as many people as possible in the region to take part!
From 29 April – 2 May, they’re inviting everyone to share wildlife sightings from windows, gardens, or local parks – wherever you are in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, all recordings will contribute towards conservation efforts and inform plans for tackling the ecological emergency in the region.
There will be challenge hubs popping up in green spaces across Bristol and Bath to help you learn how to use iNaturalist and offering engaging guided nature walks to practice your wildlife recording skills.
You don’t have to be an expert or even know the name of the species you’ve seen. Just download the free iNaturalist app, take a picture of the nature you find, upload – and share.
Once on the app, join the City Nature Challenge Bristol & Bath Project see live updates on how your area and the UK are doing.
Visit citynaturechallenge.org.uk to find out more and take part.