City Nature Challenge 2018

Join the Challenge! London is competing with more than 60 cities to find and record wildlife between 27 and 30 April. Everyone is welcome to join in – both Londoners and visitors can take part and help showcase the capital’s nature.

As part of the challenge, the Natural History Museum are hosting a Bioblitz – a 24 hour nature survey – at Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Alongside a programme of guided walks and drop-in activities, a team of dedicated scientists, naturalists and volunteers will be there to help you identify your bugs, plants, birds and other species. The information collected from your observations will create valuable records of London’s biodiversity.

What we want to find out

We want to find out how many different species are living in Hyde Park, to help park managers and scientists to protect it.

City Nature Challenge London is being led by the Museum in partnership with the Royal Parks, University College London, and a host of other organisations that support nature in our city.


The City Nature Challenge runs from 27 – 30 April 2018, with a special event on Sunday 29 April.

Type of activity: Outdoors

Who can take part? Everyone

When? Special Bioblitz event:
Sunday 29 April, 10.30am – 5.00pm

Where? Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, or anywhere in Greater London

How long will it take? About two minutes per observation

Cost: Free

For more information, please visit the NHM website.

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