City Nature Challenge 2024

The 2024 City Nature Challenge is back! 🤩

Join us as we take part in the City Nature challenge along with about 500 other city areas across the world!

As part of this global Challenge we are holding a BioBlitz event with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and Eco Records at The Gardens on Sunday 28 April.

Join the Conservation Rangers for a series of exciting wildlife recording sessions throughout the day. Using different specialist conservation techniques, we’ll look for bugs, mammals, birds and insects to help towards Birmingham and the Black Country’s total wildlife count.

From bugs to badgers, The Gardens is a home for many living things – what signs of wildlife will you find?!

Event Details:

Date: Sunday 28 April

Activity Times:
We will run four facilitated sessions throughout the day at timed intervals.

💧Pond Dipping – 10:30am – 11:15am
Join us in a pond dipping session to find out what creatures live in the ponds at the Botanical Gardens.
Max number of people: 20

🐜Bug Hunt – 11:30am to 12:15pm
Join us as we go on a bug hunting safari to see what tiny creatures live in the Woodland Walk area. We’ll be investigating different methods of counting insects, such as pitfall traps, sweep netting, and exploring their favourite places under rocks, logs and other hiding places.
Max number of people: 20

🌸Wildflowers Walk: 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Although The Botanical Gardens is home to many exotic plants from all around the world that need to be carefully looked after, there are also many wild species growing here. Join us for a wildflower walk where we explore the wilder side of the Botanical Gardens!
Max number of people: 20

🦆Bird Walk: 3pm – 3:45pm
Join us for a leisurely walk around the gardens to see what birds we can see or hear!
Max number of people: 20

🎟️Tickets: Tickets for the events are free, but must be purchased alongside entry admission to The Gardens.
Click here to book your general admission tickets.  

Book BioBlitz tickets via the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust’s website
Click here to book BioBlitz tickets via the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust’s website.