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City Nature Challenge 2024

Thank you to those who joined us for City Nature ChallengeLink opens in a new window 2024, which ran from the 26th-29th April.

We took part by running two walks on central campus on the 26th of April, to record as many species as possible using the iNaturalistLink opens in a new window app. These walks took place around the Sports and Wellness Hub and around Claycroft ponds. There were also two walks at Wellesbourne campus on Saturday 27th of April.

City Nature Challenge is a citizen science event where we try to gather as many sightings on iNaturalist as possible. The iNaturalist app is a brilliant tool to identify species and record the data. This event is a great contribution to conservation and monitoring efforts both in the local area and on a national-scale.

In total, on the two walks on central campus, we managed to record 106 different species of plants and animals! This included species such as Common Carder Bumble Bee, a Roe Deer by the Sports Hub and a Grey Heron!

At the two walks on Wellesbourne campus, there were 58 different species of plants and animals recorded, which included a Brown Hare, Swallow and Cowslips!

You can use the iNaturalist app at any time - and it is really useful if you see a species and want to know what it is. On the 25th of June we will have a Biodiversity walk looking at pollinators and flowers where we will be using the app - you can sign up hereLink opens in a new window.

Tue 30 Apr 2024, 08:15 | Tags: SDG 15 - Life on Land

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