City Nature Challenge

Take the City Nature Challenge!  April 14-18 in Austin, DFW, and Houston

Join Texas Parks & Wildlife, Travis Audubon Society, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species.  It is easy to participate by joining an event, or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app.  With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is.  Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of each city will count during the five day challenge.  You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group.

Not only is this a competition between Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston, cities across the nation are participating, let’s show them what we got!

Go to this page to see the Texas leaderboards, and learn more about how you can participate!

Watch the national competition unfold here!

The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences. Travis Audubon is proud to partner with Texas Parks & Wildlife to make this event a success in Austin!