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


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

Ten ways to get wild in May

1. Take part in our short survey and have your say for wildlife in Manchester

2. Order your My Wild Garden pack and start planting to turn your garden into a wildlife haven

3. Check out this amazing video and find out how you can get involved in creating a #WilderFuture

4. Put your feet up, and let your lawn grow wild!

5. Join us by becoming a member today

6. Download iNaturalist and easily collect wildlife records on the egg

7. Put Manchester Festival of Nature in your diary / calendar (June 29th, Heaton Park)

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

9. Become a volunteer

10. Join a local 'Friends of' group