City Nature Challenge
City Nature Challenge 2022
Transform your next walk into a journey of scientific discovery!
Help document Richmond's plants and animals by participating in the City Nature Challenge 2022. This event is a global initiative that encourages friendly competition between cities to make the most observations of biodiversity.
The 2022 City Nature Challenge takes place in 2 parts:
Part 1: Apr 29-May 2
Take pictures of wild plants and animals.
Part 2: May 3-8
Identify what was found.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge all participants to carefully follow guidelines for physical distancing. Refer to the City Nature Challenge COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.
Unique among Lower Mainland municipalities, Richmond is an island City located in one of North America’s most productive estuaries. The City has distinctive and important habitats that are a result of its place at the mouth of the Fraser River. Historically an intricate complex of wetland and bogs, the remaining natural areas of Richmond still form habitat for a broad range of plants and animals.
Spending time in nature reduces stress and promotes individual well being, both of which are important to maintain our resilience during these challenging times. By participating in the City Nature Challenge, you can connect with nature and your community while discovering Richmond's incredible biodiversity.Participation is easy:
- Download the free iNaturalist app to your mobile device.
- Search for "City Nature Challenge 2022: Richmond, B.C." and join.
- Using the app, take photos of wildlife in Richmond between April 29 and May 2 and upload your photos, along with location to "City Nature Challenge 2022: Richmond, B.C."
Participants can view their community progress on the Richmond Project page during the event and afterwards to see what was discovered.Results will be announced on Mon, May 9.
Go team Richmond!