City Nature Challenge 2019

Posted by amj42 at Apr 03, 2019 03:25 PM |
From 26th-29th April 2019, join the global competition and help Leicester to document as many species of wildlife as possible
City Nature Challenge 2019


160 Cities- 5 Continents- 4 Days- 1 Mission: To record as much wildlife as possible!

Help make Leicester the wildest place on earth and join us from midnight on Friday 26th April to Monday 29th April to record as many species of wildlife as possible! We want documentation of the wildlife you see- this can be photographs or written notes of species with location.

Last year 441,888 recordings were documented across 68 cities globally. This year we want to show how wild Leicester is, the data collected about the region’s wildlife and green spaces will contribute to useful research and help to make informed decisions about this dynamic city.

The University of Leicester has partnered with Leicester City Council, Nature Spot, the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers as well as many other groups across Leicester City to take part in this global competition to record nature. You can join local events, make observations on your own or identify species using the iNaturalist app.

Want to learn about the global City Nature Challenge?

To find out more about the City Nature Challenge in Leicester, visit Leicester’s own Wildlife recording website Nature Spot

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At the University of Leicester, take part in our photography competition!

Send us your photos from within a University of Leicester campus to be in with a chance to win planting accessories and a reusable coffee cup from the Social Impact Team. Tag us in your pictures with #CityNatureChallengeLeicesterUniversity or email them to us at

Best pictures will be featured on our Social Media @UoLSocialImpact on Facebook (or @UoLEnvironment on Twitter) and printed and displayed on campus at the end of the academic year, winner will be announced on 30th April.


The University of Leicester has self-guided nature walks

  • See HERE for a link to a University Walks guide from the Sport and Active Life department. The best walks for local nature will take to you to plenty of areas to spot and document different types of nature, particularly the Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens
  • See HERE to visit the beautiful, wild and historic Welford Road Cemetery across the road from main campus, be sure to visit the wildlife area
  • See HERE to take a short walk through Victoria Park to the Eco-Area to experience the local bio-diversity on the University’s doorstep
  • See HERE if you’re looking for on campus spots then be sure to visit the Brookfield campus allotment plot


Closest public events to you

Visit base camps to learn about biodiversity and have guidance in joining the City Nature Challenge:

  • Knighton Park (Sunday 28th April  2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m.)
  • Welford Rd Cemetery Visitor Centre (Monday 29th April 11.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)

For a full list of events see Nature Spot

Or visit any of Leicester’s Wild Places for free

Join the City Nature Challenge

Remember to record as much wildlife and nature as possible during 26th-29th April 2019, we look forward to see your findings using #CityNatureChallengeLeicester or #CityNatureChallengeLeicesterUniversity

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