The City Nature Challenge is an annual international wildlife recording competition between hundreds of city regions around the world. From 29 April to 2 May participants are encouraged to record and upload images or videos of wildlife in their garden or local greenspace using the iNaturalist app. All you need is a phone with a camera!
The app uses recognition software to help identify whatever species of wildlife you record but there are also a number of experts on the app who can help confirm what you have found. This year, Scotland has two competing city regions - Greater Glasgow and Greater Edinburgh - which between them include all of the central belt.
You can take part in the challenge on your own or with your family by simply creating an iNaturalist account here: uk.inaturalist.org or by checking out the RSPB Glasgow Twitter and Facebook pages. There you will find information on events taking place in Glasgow and Edinburgh, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Lauriston Ago-Ecology Farm in Edinburgh.
It is a great opportunity to champion your local wildlife and take part in a fun activity with the family. So get involved!
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