The 2021 City Nature Challenge will take place in two parts:

April 30th – May 3rd

Taking pictures of wild plants and animals

May 4th – May 9th

Identifying what was found

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!

Results will be announced on Monday, May 10th. Will you help Rochester win?

iNaturalist logo
Anyone can contribute to biodiversity science. All you have to do is observe!

Join us for a nature hike!

When: Sunday, May 1 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Seneca Park Zoo

Join us on a hike through Seneca Park Zoo, led by a Zoo Naturalist, to make observations for this year’s City Nature Challenge! Meet at the Zoo gates at 10 a.m.

CA Academy of Sciences logo & Natural History Museum LA County logo