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City Nature Challenge

April 30, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Get outside. Watch nature. ID and discover. Free. All ages. Help the Puget Sound area (including Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and any place within Snohomish, King and Pierce counties!) show the world how biodiverse our region is by making observations of local species during City Nature Challenge!

Join. Watch. Discover.

Watch nature
And report your findings Apr. 30 - May 3
Join us, plus partners Northwest Trek and Woodland Park Zoo, in finding as many wild plants and animals as you can! Report your findings on the iNaturalist app from April 30-May 3. Not familiar with the app? Not to worry, it’s super user-friendly.
Get iNaturalist
Then ID your findings
on the app, through May 9.
Through May 9, ID as many wildlife findings as you can on iNaturalist - your own or other people's. Want to learn how? Join our free online info session for individuals and families 3:30-4:30pm April 15. We’ll learn how to use the iNaturalist app and share tips for making and documenting observations of the many wild birds, bugs and plants that call our area home.
Register for Orientation
Who will find the most species?
Or the most unusual?
Every year, everyone has a chance to be the best at spotting nature! Can Tacoma record the most sightings? Can YOU find the most unusual species? Get out there and let's see!
About the Challenge

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