The University is a member of the Natural History Consortium, a charitable collaboration between a number of organisations which engages people with the natural world through collaborative action.

Each year the consortium runs the City Nature Challenge, an epic, global citizen science project to collect information about our local wildlife. In 2020 ten UK cities, including Bath, are collaborating with 200+ cities across the world to find and record as much wildlife as possible to help track how nature is bouncing back this spring. You can take part throughout April, May and June and also join the big international Challenge weekend on 24-27 April.

Staying safe

Given the current situation, this year's challenge has been adapted and the focus is now on recording nature during your daily exercise, in your garden or from your window, bearing in mind government advice and guidance.

How to take part

Taking part is easy. Simply download the iNaturalist app to your smartphone or tablet and use it to upload photos of any wildlife you see. For more information and some great online resources visit the website link below.

There's also a free, one-hour training session on iNaturalist this Thursday, click here for the details.