There is nature all around us, even in our cities! Knowing what species are in our city and where they are helps us study and protect them, but the ONLY way to do that is by collecting information that allows us to understand them.
Cities are difficult places to study because of they are dynamic, fragmented, and complex ecosystems. Having scientists, land managers, and the most importantly citizens working together helps us to build community and an understanding of urban environmental conditions. By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about your local nature, but you can also make your city a better place – for you and other species!