City Nature Challenge 2022: San Diego County

May 2, 2022 - 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Join the San Diego Natural History Museum for City Nature Challenge 2022.

What is the City Nature Challenge?

Invented by citizen science staff at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Lila Higgins) and California Academy of Sciences (Alison Young). The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people.

Join us in this four-day international collaboration and help spot nature across our globe. It’s easy, all you have to do is use the iNaturalist app or website. It’s an excellent way to tap into the nearby nature we share space with daily. San Diego County is an incredibly biodiverse place, so finding lots of insects, plants, birds, and other wildlife should be a cinch. Plus, it helps science—a win-win! Here’s the schedule:

  • April 29 – May 2: Make your observations! Get out in nature and document all the wild flora and fauna you see.
  • May 3 – 8: The last opportunity to upload any photos you may have taken to iNaturalist and to help make identifications.
  • May 9: The global results will be announced.

Learn more at the City Nature Challenge website.