City Nature Challenge 24.04.20

Don’t forget – this starts today. There are more details here.

Have you downloaded the iNaturalist App? It is available here.

Message from the Wildlife Trust:

“You can take part on your daily exercise walk, if you are able to get out, but you can also take part from the safety of your own garden, or even out of the window.

The City Nature Challenge is a competition between cities all over the world to see how many wild species their citizens can spot over the space of four days in April. The annual challenge first began in 2016 and is organised by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences. Due to the pandemic affecting cities around the world, this year’s challenge is no longer a competition and instead is a collaboration to record as much nature as we can on and between Friday 24th to Monday 27th April.

Records of ANY wild species of plants or animals spotted between Friday 24th to Monday 27th April 2020 will count towards our total.

You can submit your records using the free iNaturalist app which has recognition software to help you identify any species you’ve photographed. It’s really easy and fun to use. Once you have downloaded and signed into the app, you can join the project “City Nature Challenge 2020: Birmingham and Black Country”. You can do this from the drop-down menu, then select Projects then search the project name, then open the project page and join. Or you can submit your sightings directly to EcoRecord. You can read more about the challenge, including ideas for how to record wildlife and how to report your sightings by viewing  more information on the Birmingham and Black Country City Nature Challenge

The final results will be announced on 4th May.