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City Nature Challenge


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  • The words City Nature Challenge 2021 in white on a green circle with trees and buildings around the edge, representing a planet.
  • The logos for the Natural History Musuem of LA County and California Academy of Sciences
  • A girl with long, blonde hair takes a photo of greenery

Thanks for joining us for the City Nature Challenge 2021! This year was a huge success with 170 people participating to make 1,950 observations of 551 species! We ranked 9th in Canada! Globally 52,777 people participated to make 1,270,767 observations of 45,300 species. The best year yet! Keep an eye out here for information on next year’s challenge.

The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. We have partnered with ten organizations across Waterloo Region to get our community outside and noticing the natural beauty around us. Let’s show the world the unique species that live right here!

For more information, visit the the City Nature Challenge website.  The City Nature Challenge is organized on a global scale by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences.

Visit the iNaturalist website for instructions and tutorials, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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