This year, the City Nature Challenge, a worldwide recording event, comes to Greater Manchester.

City Nature Challenge is organised on a global scale by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences

Between the 26th and 29th April, over 150 cities worldwide will be competing to find urban and record wildlife. We will be pitting our wildlife spotting skills against the likes of San Francisco, Rome, Lima, Hong Kong and Liverpool.

There are two ways to get involved with this fun and friendly competition. You can take part independently using the iNaturalist app to record any wildlife you spot over that weekend. You could record the ladybirds living on your balcony, the birds in the local park or the mushrooms you’ve seen on a walk in the countryside. The app is available to download at

You can also get involved by joining at one of the many recording events taking place that weekend in parks and greenspaces across Greater Manchester held by Greater Manchester’s leading conservation organisations.  Go to and type ‘Greater Manchester City Nature Challenge’ into the event search bar to find a recording event near you.

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