City Nature Challenge 2021

City Nature Challenge 2021


Over the last year we’ve had the chance to explore our local areas like never before. What have you spotted on your daily walks? Have you seen plants popping up in unexpected places, or is there a particular tree that you’ve watched transform through the seasons, or an unusual bug you’ve observed in your nearest park? 

Whatever it is, we want you to share what you’ve seen and join this year’s City Nature Challenge. 

The City Nature Challenge is a global event, taking part in more than 400 cities between 30 April and 3 May 2021. Over the four days of the challenge we’ll be coming together to share observations of the nature all around us, using the iNaturalist app.

You don’t have to be an expert or even know the name of the species you’ve seen. Just download the app, take a picture, upload – and share.

Experts and fellow observers will be reviewing the information submitted and will verify and update with more details so you can check back in and find out more about the things you have spotted. 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a global initiative to map the nature flourishing within urban areas, supporting everything from conservation work to scientific research projects and land management. 

And there’s some friendly competition too – every city taking part will be competing to be the one that makes the most observations during the challenge weekend.

Last year nearly 6,000 observations were recorded across the Liverpool City Region – and this year we want to do even better! 

Liverpool City Region City Nature Challenge Results 2020
Liverpool City Region City Nature Challenge Results 2020


Fancy getting involved? iNaturalist can be downloaded through the Apple store,Google Play or

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