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City Nature Challenge | April 28 - May 1, 2023

2022 was an international success - join us again in 2023!

From April 29-May 2, 2022, Utah's Wasatch joined over 450 cities around the globe to record local nature on iNaturalist. Collectively, over 67,000 people made more than 1.6 million observations in 4 days, shattering any previous City Nature Challenge record. These observations highlight and record biodiversity around the globe, and provide important insights into species distribution, informing knowledge and research for years to come.

The City Nature Challenge will be back in Utah April 28-May 1, 2023!

Finding Urban Nature is as Easy as Taking a Photo! 

Nature is all around us in Northern Utah – especially in our urban settings, and each spring we join hundreds of cities around the globe to photograph nature during The City Nature Challenge! This annual international effort encourages people to find and photograph plants and wildlife in cities around the globe using iNaturalist. We call our "city" Utah's Wasatch (a combination of Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Wasatch, and Weber Counties).

City Nature Challenge FAQ's.

How to take part

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Take Photos of Wild Things


  • ANY plants, animals, fungi, etc. that you see in and around Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Wasatch, and Weber counties! 


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Add Photos to iNaturalist


  • It's a free platform you can use on a phone or computer. Learn more.
  • NHMU iNaturalist tips


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Stay Connected





Revisit 2021 Virtual Programs

Continuing Education Resources: 

Special thanks to all 2022 City Nature Challenge: The Wasatch Partners