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Winter draws nearer as does the end of the Greenspace Challenge

Residents are being encouraged to continue getting out into the borough’s parks and open spaces over the autumn and winter months to take part in Liverpool City Region’s Greenspace Challenge.

Within this year-long challenge, residents from each of the six neighbouring areas within the Liverpool City Region; Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helen’s and Halton, have been sharing sightings of the animals, insects and plants that they see.

As the challenge continues, residents across the region are now in the final leg of the competition and the race to record the largest number of observations and spot a variety of different wildlife species, is on.

So far, over 4000 observations have been made across the borough with 845 different species having been identified including the sparrow, the great tit, silver birch and horse chesnut.

Over the coming months, even more species can be discovered, if you’re thinking of getting out and about this month, head over to our Facebook page for the top ten things to see that month.

This challenge is a great way to get outdoors and explore, recognising more animals and plants and helping to identify those that might need conserving or managing.

To take part you’ll need to download the ‘iNaturalist’ app on your mobile or tablet or register online by visiting iNaturalist.org. Simply spot any sort of wildlife at any of Wirral’s parks, take a picture and share your observation by uploading to iNaturalist.

Happy nature spotting!