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Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2020 City Nature Challenge.

City Nature Challenge

Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2020 City Nature Challenge.

Thousands of people from across the globe will get outside to look for nature in their cities!

The 2020 City Nature Challenge takes place in 2 parts

April

24 – 27

Taking pictures of wild plants and animals.

April 28 –

May 3

Identifying what was found.

Results will be announced on Monday May 4th. Will your city win?

Taking Part is Easy

Find Wildlife

It can be any plant, animal, or any other evidence of life found in your city.

Take a Picture

Take a picture of what you find. Be sure to note the location of the critter or plant.

Share!

Share your observations through iNaturalist or your city’s chosen platform.

2019 Winners

MOST

OBSERVATIONS

Cape Town, South Africa

53,763 observations

MOST

SPECIES

Cape Town, South Africa

4,588 species

MOST

PARTICIPANTS

San Francisco, CA, USA

1,947 participants

View all past winners >