Help L.A. win the City Nature Challenge!

We're getting ready for the 2019 City Nature Challenge! Over 150 cities from around the world are gearing up to compete against L.A., to see which city can find the most nature. Last year San Francisco won, we REALLY need your help so L.A. can regain the champion spot.

Check out the global City Nature Challenge website for more on the results, history, and for the educator toolkit and other resources.


Help L.A. Win

Get ready for the big challenge which starts at 12:01am Friday April 26, by following these easy steps.

Find Wildlife

It can be any plant or critter in your backyard, schoolyard or park in Los Angeles County.



Take a Picture of What you Find

Be sure to note the location of the critter or plant.



Share Your Observations

There are four ways to send us your pictures:




iNaturalist How To Videos

Adding an Observation on a Mobile Device

Adding an Observation via the Web

How to Take Identifiable Photos


City Nature Challenge is brought to you by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.