City Nature Challenge 2023: Oxfordshire and Berkshire

Join us for our first City Nature Challenge in Oxfordshire and Berkshire!


For the past five years, regions across the world have been taking part in synchronised counts to record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days. Now it's your chance to get involved! Join residents in 400+ cities across the world in an epic, global mission to record as much wildlife as possible between Friday 28th April – Monday 1st May.


Taking part is easy: any time you spot any wildlife - from birds to bees, flowers to fungi and everything in between - add the information to iNaturalist via the free app or website. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you’ve spotted: upload a photo of the organism and you'll get ID suggestions from the app and recording community. Any observations made over the 4 days within Oxfordshire and Berkshire will count towards our total – you don’t need to be in a city to take part. For more information, visit The Natural History Consortium have some great resources for wildlife spotting activities, including running your own Bioblitz!


Why take part in the City Nature Challenge?

The City Nature Challenge is a great way to get to know the nature on your doorstep. With feedback from experts in the iNaturalist community, you’ll be able to identify the species you find. The records you collect will contribute towards conservation and monitoring efforts both in your local area and on a national-scale – if we know where species are, and where they’ve been lost, we can better protect them. Lastly, your records will count towards our total for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, adding us to a national leaderboard, and who doesn’t love a bit of friendly competition?


Posted: April 18, 2023