City Nature Challenge continues - in the HOME!

Posted 28th Mar 2020 | Comments (0) |

got a frog in your pond? ribbit and record it!
got a frog in your pond? ribbit and record it!

This international event is still taking place but will now be a collaborative celebration of recording nature from across the world rather than a competition.
In Nottingham City we still want to take part and are asking for individuals to get involved in the recording of wildlife locally.

Although there won’t be any public events taking place it’s still possible to join in, even from your front room. Download the iNaturalist App to your mobile phone or take photos and add to the iNaturalist website.

Get involved by:
recording wildlife in the area around your home e.g. in the garden

if you are able to take a walk then record the wildlife along the way.

As far as we know at this stage most of the City’s parks and open spaces should remain open and accessible. Please follow the latest NHS and Government guidelines and look after yourself.

We also need help to identify wildlife sightings on the iNaturalist website that are recorded over the CNC weekend. Simply search for the City Nature Challenge 2020, Nottingham City, UK. Click on identify and select filters to choose the place and or project.
We are also looking for people to help identify any Nottingham sightings that have been made at any time. Again simply select ‘Identify’ and select place of Nottingham City. (You may need to search for Nottingham and then under places of interest select Nottingham City, Local Administrative Area).

Sightings need to be recorded between 24 and 27 April 2020.
Confirming sightings between 24 April and 3 May 2020.

For more information please visit Wildlife in the City

Other resources:

Free online courses
Future Learn -
Open University: Citizen Science and global biodiversity

Useful websites
NBN Atlas – UK’s largest database of wildlife sightings:
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust:
Wild About Gardens, pledge to do your bit for garden wildlife:

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