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Which city will record the most wildlife?

Take part in a global competition by finding and identifying nature in London and help conservationists to protect urban wildlife.

London is competing with over 160 cities across the world, including six others in the UK, to find and record the most insects, plants, animals and fungi between Friday 26th and Monday 29th April. Find out more at

Join The Royal Parks and Natural History Museum in Hyde Park from 10:30am on Saturday 27th April, for a day of free, drop in activities. Take part in nature walks, pond dipping and bug hunting alongside wildlife experts, as you help London climb the City Nature Challenge leader board.Everyone welcome, with activities suitable for children aged five and over. Find us at The Lookout (location map).

The information collected from your observations will help create a valuable record of London’s biodiversity.

Come along and help us record as much wildlife as possible!

How to take part

You can take part in one of the many events taking place across London – or simply record wildlife wherever you are in the city.

1. Download the free iNaturalist app from the AppStore or Google Play and set up your account.

2. Between 26 and 29 April 2019 use the app to photograph and record any wildlife you see, anywhere in Greater London. You can also take part using the iNaturalist website.

3. You can join the City Nature Challenge 2019: London project page on iNaturalist to see how many wildlife observations have been recorded across the city.

Events across London

There are other events happening across London over the Challenge weekend. You can find a list here.

You can also search for pre-bookable activities on Eventbrite using the search term ‘City Nature Challenge London 2019’.

Information for teachers

We're inviting primary and secondary schools in Greater London to participate in the challenge too. To get started, take a look at our simple City Nature Challenge guide for schools, with activity ideas and resources to inspire you to take learning outdoors! The activities are also suitable for youth groups or afterschool clubs.


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