Help L.A. win the City Nature Challenge!

Now in its third year, the City Nature Challenge has gone global. Participants from nearly 70 cities around the world will be competing against L.A. to show that their city has the most nature.




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


Help L.A. Win: Take the challenge!

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.