The 2023 City Nature Challenge will take place in two parts:
Taking pictures of wild plants and animals: April 28th – May 1st
Identifying what was found: May 2nd – May 7th
Help Rochester compete with cities all around the world to make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people over a three-day period! All you have to do is:
1. Download the iNaturalist app on your phone and make an account
2. Take photos of wild animals and plants in our area
3. Upload the photos to iNaturalist (be sure the photos are geo-tagged)
4. Learn more as your finds get identified!
Take photos in your back yard, on a hike, or around town!
Will you help Rochester win?
Anyone can contribute to biodiversity science. All you have to do is observe