City Nature Challenge

City Nature Challenge 2020

City Nature Challenge

Friday, April 24, 2020 (All day)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 (All day)
Sunday, April 26, 2020 (All day)
Monday, April 27, 2020 (All day)

The City Nature Challenge is an international biodiversity documentation event that takes place April 24-27, 2020.  Citizen scientists worldwide photograph the species they see and upload their images to iNaturalist through the smartphone app or the website. Over 300 cities representing every continent are expected to participate in 2020 and will likely contribute over a million images to iNaturalist in just 4 days!

We are excited to offer this fun, international citizen science event in North Carolina in 2020. Each of our state’s four regions offers a variety of opportunities to get involved in the City Nature Challenge anywhere in the state. Any species photographed anywhere within these 4 regions during the 4 days of the City Nature Challenge automatically count toward your local effort.

Learn how to participate by visiting