THIS May bank holiday weekend nature lovers in Coventry are invited to join in the global 2021 City Nature Challenge for the very first time.
People living across the city are encouraged to get out and help record wildlife from Friday April 30 – Monday May 4, joining more than 400 cities across six continents in this sixth annual event.
Coventry City Council’s ecology officer Simon Newell has created a special page on the iNaturalist UK site here with further information.
Anyone who would like to take part can download the iNaturalist app to phone/tablet/laptop (available for windows/android/iphone) and use it to photograph and upload records.
Check out the wildlife in your garden, neighbourhood or nearby greenspaces. Find and record any signs you can spot of wildlife – any wild animal or plant. Look out for slime mould, scat, fur, tracks, shells, or even carcasses.
It can be any wild plant, animal, fungi, slime mould, or any other evidence of life, such as scat, fur, tracks, shells, or carcasses.
Coventry’s City Nature Challenge covers the whole of Coventry, Coombe Abbey Park and the Warwick University campus.
All of the records will be checked and assessed by a growing, international group of iNaturalist enthusiasts. All records will contribute to the global total and be passed to local and UK recording schemes and need to be submitted by May 9.