Each city has defined their own urban boundary which all observations must occur within. Calgary’s area include the municipalities of Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Chestermere, Rocky View County, and Foothills County. You can view the map on the iNaturalist project page or check out the map below!
Any photo or audio clip that is taken April 28-May 1 and uploaded to iNaturalist.ca before May 7 (Midnight) AND within the CNC YYC boundaries will automatically be included in Calgary’s CNC entry. Observations can be made in any type of habitat including your yard, alleyway, sidewalk, rooftop, park, schoolyard, everywhere and anywhere within Calgary’s city limits. Make as many observations as you can to help Calgary’s stats during the City Nature Challenge.
iNaturalist can be used anywhere in the world, so get familiar before the competition by downloading the app and practicing making/uploading observations.