City Nature Challenge – Brighton and Eastern Downs
Will you take part in the 2023 City Nature Challenge?
Join residents in 450+ cities across the world in an epic, global mission to record as much wildlife as possible between Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May 2023. Over the four-day challenge we want you to share your observations of nature, using the free iNaturalist app. Your recordings will contribute towards conservation efforts both locally and on a global-scale.
We can only protect wildlife if they know it is there. By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about your local nature, but you can also make your city a better place! Your observation efforts can help protect nature in the spaces where you live and inform plans for tackling the ecological emergency in the UK.
Click HERE to see the event flyer which shows the area covered by the City Nature Challenge in Brighton and the Eastern Downs.
Taking part is easy!
Simply download the iNaturalist app to your smartphone or tablet and use it to upload photos of any wildlife you see.
You don’t have to be a wildlife expert, as the app will give you some handy suggestions of what it thinks you’ve seen. An online community of scientists and wildlife enthusiasts will then verify your sighting. It’s a great way to learn more about the wildlife around you, and best of all, the records you submit will help inform local and national conservation work!
Visit the City Nature Challenge project page here and find out how last year’s citizen scientists got on.