The 2019 City Nature Challenge will take place in two parts:
Taking pictures of wild plants and animals
April 30 – May 5
Identifying what was found
Help Rochester compete with over 150 cities all around the world to make the most observations of nature 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! Or join a group with Seneca Park Zoo and our partners.
Results will be announced on Monday, May 6th. Will you help Rochester win?
iNaturalist Training Sessions
When: Saturday, March 30 & Saturday, April 13 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Genesee Regional Bank, 4180 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626
Romeo Realty Group and Genesee Regional Bank are hosting two iNaturalist training sessions to help prepare community members for the City Nature Challenge. Stop by a training session to learn about the app, best practices for documenting local wildlife, and how you can participate in the challenge. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Nature Walk at RIT
When: Sunday, April 28 | 10 a.m.
Where: RIT Community Garden (free parking at U-Lot)
Join RIT Engineers for a Sustainable World for a nature walk on RIT’s campus. All are welcome (non-students included) to participate in the walk, which will last about an hour and a half. The walk will take you through forested areas of campus rich in biodiversity, including wildflowers and birds.