Texas Participation Needed for 2018 City Nature Challenge

Friday 13th, April 2018 / 12:29 Written by
Texas Participation Needed for 2018 City Nature Challenge

Texas Participation Needed Which Includes San Antonio

Texas participation needed and San Antonio is one of 60 cities from 17 countries included in this nature challenge. The challenge is easy, just get outside and snap pictures of interesting wild animals, plants or fungi you see while out and about. Cool things along our beautiful River Walk, something in one of our awesome parks, anything fun or interesting you see on your neighborhood walk. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of each city will count during the four day challenge. With the iNaturalist app on iOS or Android, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Not only is this a competition between seven cities in Texas, cities across the world are participating – let’s show them what we got San Antonio! (Watch the nature challenge video below for more information!)


Thousands of people from across the globe will get outside to look for nature in their cities! Results will be announced on Friday May 4th. Will San Antonio win?

Texas Participation Needed

Texas Participation Needed in City Nature Challenge

Cities around the world will compete April 27-30 to see which urban area has the most nature and the most engaged residents. This City Nature Challenge will include more than 60 cities from 17 countries, including seven Texas metro areas: Amarillo, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Lower Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.


If you live in or around one of these areas, show the world just how much nature we have here in Texas. It’s easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. Take a picture of a wild animal, plant or fungi, upload it to iNaturalist (www.inaturalist.org), and the online community will help you accurately identify the species. We will also need help May 1-3 with identifications on iNaturalist, so no matter where you are in the world, share your Texas nature knowledge to help make this project a success.


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Master Naturalists, Audubon Society, and many others in Texas will be joining this fun challenge. The data generated from this event will help researchers, land managers and policy makers. How will we measure up to other cities around the world?

Texas Participation Needed

Texas Participation Needed in City Nature Challenge

Go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/naturechallenge or http://www.citynaturechallenge.com/ to watch the Texas leaderboard or learn more about how to participate.


Share the City Nature Challenge video:


You can also contact the Texas Nature Trackers program at tracker@tpwd.texas.gov with any questions.


The City Nature Challenge is organized by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.  Let’s find some nature!

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