City Nature Challenge 2021

City Nature Challenge 2021 Cincinnati - Hamilton County 4/30 - 5/3, 2021

Explore Hamilton County and contribute to the City Nature Challenge 2021 BioBlitz April 30 to May 3. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Simply download the app, sign up to iNaturalist and get practicing for the big event. Hundreds of cities around the world will be calling on their citizen scientists to BioBlitz their community's biodiversity. Any wild animal, plant or fungus is game.

This BioBlitz, also known as Citizen Science, encourages the public to help discover, identify and catalog plants and animals in the region. Locally, the City Nature Challenge is an exciting opportunity for all to learn more about biodiversity in our community.

The event utilizes the free iNaturalist platform (web and app) to record environmental data. From April 30 through May 3, participants can log photos of plants and animals they see anywhere in Hamilton County. From May 4 through May 9, all the information gathered will be identified and saved to a database. The information collected will be helpful in community programming and education, assist in controlling invasive species and help prioritize natural areas in need of further preservation efforts.

Great Parks and the Cincinnati Park Board are thrilled to be partnering together to organize this event. By collaborating further, with an ever growing list of excellent community organizations, we have the tools to make this BioBlitz a great success! Click here for more info.