My Wild Life

My Wild Life

Lenny Hambrecht

Record wildlife on your doorstep

We can't protect wildlife in Manchester if we don't know what is living here.

It is easier than ever to submit your wildlife findings and by doing so you are making a real difference to wildlife. You could even become the first person to record a certain species for your patch!

Greater Manchester Local Record Centre

With the exception of the most popular green spaces and wildlife reserves in Manchester, there are many areas of our city which are still under recorded. Even records of widespread species including hedgehog, House sparrow and bumblebee are of great value and could be even more important in years to come. For instance your records could inform a decline intervention or re-introduction scheme some 50 or 130 years from now.

Submit a record to GMLRC


City Nature Challenge 2019

Cities around the world, including Manchester, will be competing this year to see who can make the most observations of nature and find the most species. Taking part is easy, follow the link and find out more!

Take part in the City Nature Challenge 2019

Are you ready to get wild Manchester (c) Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

Ten ways to get wild in March

1. Order your My Wild Garden pack and prepare to turn your garden into a wildlife haven

2. Get your garden hedgehog ready. The Hedgehog Street website has some excellent tips for giving hedgehogs a helping hand.

3. If you buy flowers for Mothers Day, try to buy organic flowers grown in Britain – best for invertebrates

4. Become a member

5. Spring is early this year – what can you spot and when? Make sure to submit your records

6. Download iNaturalist and practise using it as preparation for the City Nature Challenge in April

7. Put Manchester Festival of Nature in your diary / calendar

8. Tell us about your wild side online using the hashtags #MyWildSide #MyWildMCR

9. Become a volunteer

10. Join a local 'Friends of' group