City Nature Challenge | 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).

How to Take Part

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! 
Add Photos to iNaturalist
  • It's a free platform you can use on a phone or computer. Every observation made will automatically count towards the CNC!
  • NHMU iNaturalist tips
Stay Connected 

City Nature Challenge FAQ's. 

Revisit Past Programs

Continuing Education Resources 


Special thanks to all 2023 City Nature Challenge: The Wasatch Partners

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Utah Hogle Zoo Logo
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Eagle Mountain Nature & Wildlife Alliance Logo
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Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Logo
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