January 28, 2023


Participating in the City Nature Challenge is Easy and Free!

  1. Create a free iNaturalist account and practice making observations before April 29.
  2. April 29-May 2 is the time to get outside and explore. Make as many observations as you can of wild flora and fauna in your yards, neighborhoods, and local parks. Only observations made in these four days are included in the CNC YYC iNaturalist Project.
  3. Observations can only be made in Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Chestermere, Foothills County, and Rocky View County (Any towns within county are included too!)
  4. Upload your observations to iNaturalist.ca or the app before May 8. People with knowledge of plants and animals can also help to make IDs for others posting in our area (even if outside the CNC YYC boundaries).
  5. May 9, 2022 the Canadian and Global results will be announced!

Even if you’re not living in the Calgary area, you can help to Make Identifications for all of the Calgary observations posted!

Cities around the world will compete to see which can: 

  1. Make the Most Number of Observations
  2. Document the Most Number of Species
  3. Engage the Most People

If you’re a teacher or new to iNaturalist, Check out these resources!

iNaturalist Tutorials and Photography Tips

Educational Resources and Classroom Challenges (Coming Soon)