• City Nature Challenge

    Photo by ©Eva Phillips, WTBBC

    This April, Birmingham and the Black Country will compete in the City Nature Challenge for the first time.

    The City Nature Challenge is an annual competition between cities all over the world to see which one can spot the most wildlife between 24th and 27th April.

    In 2020 there are set to be over 200 cities taking part including 9 other UK cities including Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester and London.

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

    We want to celebrate the wildlife of Birmingham by getting as many people as possible recording wildlife during these four days.  Cities will be ranked according to number of wildlife sightings, number of species recorded and number of people taking part – so make your records count for Birmingham!

    All you need to do is to submit your wildlife sightings using the free iNaturalist phone app/website – which includes recognition software to help you identify any species you photograph.

    The results will be updated in a live leader board so you will be able to see Birmingham rise through the rankings in real time!

    The final results will be announced on 4th May.

    By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about local nature, but you can also make the area a better place – for you and other species.

    Keep an eye on the The Wildlife Trusts – Birmingham & Black Country City Nature Challenge Facebook page for more details.

    Posted on 19th February 2020