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5th Annual Global City Nature Challenge | April 29 – May 2
Saturday, April 30 @ 12:00 AM-11:59 PMFree
Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region
Counties representing the greater St. Louis region in the 2022 City Nature Challenge: Missouri—Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren; Illinois—Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, St. Clair.
Take part in the City Nature Challenge!
HELP THE ST. LOUIS REGION COMPETE AND WIN!
The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a four-day bioblitz-style competition between 350+ cities across the globe to gather observations of nature. Run by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the CNC offers a platform for people to engage in community science by finding and documenting local wildlife. Cities will compete to collect the most observations of nature, document the most species, and engage the most people during the four-day event. Use the Nearby Nature Map to find a participating City Nature Challenge site near you! Be sure to follow each site’s safety policies and procedures.
If you can’t get out to one of our region’s unique nature sites, you can still participate in your backyard!
Participation is easy:
- Download the free iNaturalist app. Visit citynaturechallenge.org or find
the app in the Google Play or Apple App store.
- Take photos of plants, animals, insects, and other life forms April 29–May 2. You can do this anywhere across the bi-state region. This is a great chance to visit a natural space you’ve been waiting to explore!
Use this Nearby Nature Map as a reference to find nearby nature sites.
- Upload your images as observations on the greater St. Louis region’s iNaturalist page.
That’s it—you’ve helped grow the region’s urban biodiversity inventory with your photos! And you’ve had fun along the way!
The 2022 St. Louis City Nature Challenge is supported by Caleres Cares.
Organizing Partners—St. Louis Region: