City Nature Challenge – END OF DAY 3!

1st May 2022

We are very nearly at our last day of City Nature Challenge for the Bristol and Bath region, and we want to say a massive thank you and well done to everyone that has taken part so far. We're currently standing as #1 in the UK for number of species recorded AND number of observers taking part - wow!

Come to Blaise Castle Estate tomorrow (Monday 2 May 2022) for a final chance to get stuck into some exciting FREE nature-filled activities and get observing for your local area.

The Festival of Nature team will be on site at Blaise Castle Estate from 10am - 4pm tomorrow, come along and join us for bug hunts, wildlife walks and workshops throughout the day!

  • 11am - 12pm Guided nature walk
  • 12 - 1pm Bug hunt
  • 1 - 2pm Guided nature walk
  • 2 - 3pm Bug hunt
  • 3 - 4pm Guided nature walk

Observations

After three days, the Bristol and Bath region have reached over 4000 observations! Making us #2 in the UK for number of observations made. A tremendous effort and and plenty of spectacular wildlife pictures and recordings to look at. Take a peak at some of the great images from the challenge so far.

Species

So far, the Bristol and Bath region project has observed over 870 different species, making us #1 in the UK - well done everyone! This is fantastic news for nature. Let's push this number to over 1000 in the final day of the challenge.

Observers

We're currently standing as #1 in the UK for the number of people taking part in this year's challenge with over 300 observers - go team! We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to be citizen scientists this weekend, so let's get that number even higher by getting all our friends, family and colleagues using iNaturalist tomorrow...

Take part in our competition - win a family pass to Wild Place Project!

As well as uploading your nature pictures to iNaturalist, you can share them on Instagram to take part in our competition with Bristol City Centre and Redcliffe & Temple BID to find the best wildlife photo taken in Bristol! Simply share your brilliant photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #CityNatureChallengeBristol to be in with a chance of winning a family annual pass to Wild Place Project!

Photos can be taken anywhere across Bristol, from local green spaces and parks, to views from windows and gardens, or city walls and rooftops. This competition ends at 11.59pm on Monday 2 May - so get sharing!

3 easy ways you, friends, family can get involved on the last day of the challenge:

  • Come to Blaise Castle Estate for one of the free guided nature walks on Monday 2 May and get your hands dirty with some bug hunting. Make new friends on one of the activities or come with friends and family to enjoy connecting with green space and the wildlife within it.
  • Go into your gardens and snap some local wildlife, nature from your doorstep makes for great recording.
  • Take 5 minutes out of your day and look out of your window and record what you see, you never know what animals might have taken an interest in your area.

Have you enjoyed taking part in City Nature Challenge? Let us know! 

We would love to know what you've thought of this year's City Nature Challenge, using iNaturalist or any wildlife events you've taken part in this weekend, please take five minutes to fill in our quick survey. This will really help us to run and improve on future events.