Paisley Daily Express

Sign up for City Nature project


Nature lovers across Renfrewshi­re are being encouraged to take part in a citizen science project.

RSPB Scotland wants people to get closer to nature by taking part in this year’s City Nature Challenge over the weekend of April 30 to May 3.

Last year, ten city regions across the UK joined forces to activate a national community of almost 5,000 wildlife recorders during City Nature Challenge.

Recorders contribute­d an incredible 71,500 wildlife records to local and national databases, where they are used to inform conservati­on, management and research.

Sarah-Jayne Forster, RSPB Scotland’s Giving Nature a Home project manager said:“This year’s City Nature Challenge is a great way to discover the wildlife and plants that live where you live.

“Over the past year many people have found solace in nature and reconnecte­d with their own local areas.

“Taking part in this recording project will not only help you learn more about wildlife but also contribute useful data to biological records across the country.”

To take part people are asked to visit the City Nature Challenge website and download the free iNaturalis­t app.

Then during the four days take photos of the plants, insects, animals, birds or fungi spotted from windows or outdoors.

Renfrewshi­re falls under the Greater Glasgow region.

Visit: https://www. inaturalis­ city-nature-challenge2­021-greater-glasgow

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