Which city has the most nature? The City Nature Challenge 2018 will help us find out! More than 60 cities in 17 countries around the world are asking people to explore nature in their urban areas and document the species they find.

Help Waterloo Region show the world how biodiverse our region is by making as many observations of as many species as possible April 27-30! Any observation of plants and animals and fungi you find in Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge , Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, and North Dumfries will count!

Building on the success of the first City Nature Challenge in 2016 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the 2017 City Nature Challenge across 16 US cities, the event founders, the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, have expanded the event around the world.

Last year over 126,000 observations were logged in 5 days by over 4000 citizen scientists, representing more than 8500 species in the United States! That works out to one observation about every 3 seconds of the City Nature Challenge! What will we find this year, when we look all over the world?

Check back here for events happening in Waterloo Region during the City Nature Challenge - join with others to make iNaturalist observations and to help ID!

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