The 2019 City Nature Challenge was held April 26-April 29, 2019. Started in 2016, the City Nature Challenge encourages people to get outside and document urban nature using the website and mobile app iNaturalist. This year, almost 150 cities across the world competed to see who could make the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people. Results for Minneapolis-St. Paul are available below.
You can find examples of public events at the bottom of the page but anyone in the world can participate just by submitting observations to iNaturalist during the dates of the challenge.
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City Nature Challenge Events
April 26-Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
April 26-Crosby Farm Regional Park
April 26-Lost Valley Prairie SNA
April 27-Coldwater Spring
April 27 and April 28-Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
April 27-Frogtown Park & Farm
April 27-Lowry Nature Center
April 27-Mahtomedi Middle School
April 27-Theodore Wirth Park
April 28-Minnesota Zoo