April 19, 2021

City Nature Challenge 2021

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The City Nature Challenge is an international effort encouraging people to find and document plants and wildlife in their hometowns all around the globe. From April 30-May 3, 2021, people around the world will document their local nature using iNaturalist in the City Nature Challenge. In partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and over a dozen other organizations throughout Northern Utah, together we are The Wasatch! Join as we all represent and document all of our wild neighbors!


Participating is easy! All you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  • Mark your calendar to get outside April 30-May 3
  • Download the free iNaturalist app and make your account
  • Follow The Wasatch iNaturalist project
  • Get outside and find wild living things. Trees, flowers, weeds, mammals, birds, insects…you name it!
  • Take pictures of what you find
  • Share your observation on iNaturalist!


Teamwork makes the dreamwork! The Wasatch is the effort of over a dozen Utah partners all connecting our Northern Utah community with our wild neighbors.
Box Elder County - Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Cache County - Stokes Nature Center
Salt Lake County - Natural History Museum of Utah, Tracy Aviary, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Jordan River Commission, Salt Lake City Public Library System, Red Butte Garden, Utah Open Lands, The Nature Conservancy in Utah
Summit County - Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter
Utah County - Thanksgiving Point, Hutchings Museum
Weber County - Ogden Nature Center
State-wide - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service