The annual City Nature Challenge is running from Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May, 2023. Get out into your garden or visit your local park, creek, or nature reserve to take some photos of wild animals, plants, and fungi. Upload your photos (or sound recordings) as observations to the iNaturalist platform for identification by 7 May, using the phone app or webpage.
This 4-day biodiversity blitz is a global effort, with 445 cities from 47 countries involved in 2022, where 1.7 million observations were made and over 50,000 species were recorded. As a friendly competition, cities aim to record as many species possible, and make the most observations by the biggest number of observers, shown on the global tally board.
Hume City is part of the Greater Melbourne collaboration project with over 25 other local government areas. Let’s showcase Australia’s amazing wildlife to the world!
Your observations will also be automatically added to Hume City’s Wildlife project, which is an important, ongoing record of the species living in our neighbourhoods.
An online session about City Nature Challenge and using iNaturalist will be held on Wednesday 26 April, 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
iNaturalist Training Webinar
See Council’s City Nature Challenge guided nature walks to register as spaces are limited.
Or check out the City Nature Challenge 2023 Flyer(PDF, 516KB)
and the below associated links: