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 August

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

2. Read a wild book

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

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

5. Join us by becoming a member today

6. Download iNaturalist and easily collect wildlife records

7. Take part in the Big Butterfly Count

8. Join us at Whitworth Art Gallery for our Bug Hunt event

9. Become a volunteer

10. Join a local 'Friends of' group