21st Century Wildlife Collecting!
The many millions of plant and animal samples looked after by Manchester Museum are an incredibly valuable scientific resource. One of the important things they tell us is where animals and plants lived in the past, but scientists still need this information about wildlife today. You can help by exploring nature in your local environment and by sharing your wildlife finds online.
Manchester Museum is proud to be supporting two fantastic, international citizen science projects this spring. City Nature Challenge and BackyardBio both encourage budding nature explorers - young and old! - to use the easy i-naturalist app to spot and share data on wildlife in their local area. The online collection created will be a fantastic snapshot for scientists to learn from
Join us in April and May to log and share your photos of the wildlife you see, from bugs to birds, flowers, trees and mammals - you'll be amazed at what you find living right on your doorstep.
Throughout June, we’ll be celebrating the wildlife we find in Manchester. Look out for the Manchester Festival of Nature online and in Heaton Park on June 27th.
Getting out in nature is great for your wellbeing so join us to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn, Give, and Care for our planet.