The annual City Nature Challenge is running from Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May, 2022. Get out into your garden or visit your local park, creek or nature reserve to take some photos of wild animals and plants. Upload your photos as observations to the iNaturalist platform for identification (3 to 8 May), using the phone app or webpage.
This 4-day biodiversity blitz is a global effort, with 419 cities from 44 countries involved in 2021. As 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 umbrella 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 20 April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Check Council’s Events Calendar for the community survey activities, to boost the numbers and kinds of species found across Hume City.
And check out the City Nature Challenge 2022 Flyer(PDF, 506KB).