iNaturalist Ramble


Key Details



Grab your phone and join a friendly guide for a morning of wildlife spotting as part of Gosforth's Wild Web. What will you discover?

A bout Gosforth's Wild Web

All Gosforth's Wild Web events are free, fun and friendly. Made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, they provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy and experience local wildlife in the neighbourhoods across Newcastle and North Tyneside. What will you discover in your local area? Join in today and start noticing nature near you. For more information about the project, please see here.

E ssential Information

Event lead: James Common

Event length: 1 session, Thursday 18 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm (approx)

Event structure: Informal walk

Level: Beginner

Meet at: Outside the Canny Goat cafe, Heaton. Grid reference: NZ 27582 65928, What3Words: dash.limp.blaze

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Event cost: Free to all

About this event

Grab your phone, nab your friends and join us for a morning of wildlife spotting as part of Gosforth's Wild Web. Led by a friendly guide, together you'll explore streets and green spaces, sharing the wildlife you see on iNaturalist. Plants, insects, fungi; everything counts! What will you discover?

If you would like to join in recording wildlife, ahead of this event, please follow the steps below to set up your iNaturalist account.

  1. Download the iNaturalist app
  2. Create an account and log in. You can do this quickly and easily online at:
  3. Join the Gosforth's Wild Web project. You can do this online at:

Once you have joined the project, any sightings you make within Gosforth's Wild Web will automatically be counted and will help us better understand wildlife in the city.

At the start of the event, there'll be time to test out your app and make sure everything is working and later, plenty of time to explore and record the wildlife you see. A friendly naturalist will be present throughout to help you identify your finds - no expert knowledge is required.


This event comprises a walk of approx 1 mile. In places, the ground may be muddy or wet.

Recommended equipment:

Sturdy shoes and a mobile phone

About the event lead:

James works as Senior Naturalist at NHSN. Outside of work, he is a passionate wildlife recorder with a focus on botany and invertebrates. As a botanist, he is a joint BSBI Vice-County Recorder for North Northumberland and an iRecord verifier for South Northumberland. Away from plants, he is an enthusiastic recorder of insects, especially ladybirds.