City Nature Challenge 2019: North East England

Discover and record as much wildlife as possible over four days - all that's needed is you and your phone

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Dates

Until Monday 29 April

Permanent

About

Represent the North East in this international competition, showing the world our diverse and beautiful natural environment. 

Discover and record as much wildlife as possible over four days - all that's needed is you and your phone. Your observations will help us learn about and protect our amazing wildlife. 

HOW TO TAKE PART

1. Download the iNaturalist mobile app, sign up and record your first observation. Watch this video for a guide.

2. Join the City Nature Challenge 2019: North East England project on iNaturalist.

3. From 26-29 April, head outdoors solo or as part of a local event near you and record your wildlife sightings to the iNaturalist project. Photograph plants, animals, fungi, slime mould, or any other evidence of life (droppings, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses) you find anywhere in North East England. Pets and garden plants are not acceptable sightings.

Do you want to organise an event, walk or activity? Are you a school that wants to get involved? Please contact info@greatnorthmuseum.org.uk for more information.

Find out more about City Nature Challenge 

City Nature Challenge 2019: North East England is coordinated by the Great North Museum: Hancock, the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Environmental Records Information Centre North East.

Local events

Friday 26 April

Dusk Wildlife Kites Rise, The Old School Rowlands Gill, NE39 2DB 6-9.30pm


Saturday 27 April

Dawn Wildlife Kites Rise, The Old School Rowlands Gill, NE39 2DB 6-10am

Exploration Day and Bioblitz Gosforth Park Nature Reserve  Salters Lane, NE3 5EP 10.30am - 3.30pm

Blossom Day Scotswood Natural Community Garden Whickham View, NE15 6TT 12 noon - 3pm

Pow Hill Biohunt Pow Hill Country Park Consett, DH8 9NU 1-4pm


Sunday 28 April

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk and Breakfast Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre Spa Well Road, NE21 6RU 4.15-7.30am £18

Urban Wildlife at Ouseburn Meet by The Cluny pub Ouseburn, NE1 2BL 10am - 1pm £5

Bioblitz Station Master's Community Wildlife Garden Whitley Bay, NE26 2DZ 10am - 3pm


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