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Atlanta City Nature Challenge

April 28 - May 1, 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Atlanta City Nature Challenge! As always, we are grateful to those that joined us for 2023's program and hope that you will join us again next year.

Your contributions helped the Greater Atlanta Area identify over 1,300 species.  View the 2023 Atlanta City Nature Challenge Results!

Join the 2024 City Nature Challenge now!  New and returning partners, and interested participants, are encouraged to reach out to with any questions.

About the Program

In 2019, Fernbank joined a global initiative started by the California Academy of Science and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to encourage individuals and families to document species of plants, animals and fungi found in nature using the iNaturalist app. The Atlanta City Nature Challenge’s goal is to connect people to nature and help give valuable insight into what species call Atlanta home.

Get Involved

  • Stay Informed: Sign up to receive email updates, tips and fun facts relating to the Atlanta City Nature Challenge.
  • Download iNaturalist or search for iNaturalist in the app store.
  • Please join the Atlanta City Nature Challenge 2023: Atlanta project once you log in. 
  • View this video tutorial on how to navigate the iNaturalist app.
  • Get Outside: Explore nature, either in your own backyard or local greenspace.
  • Find Wildlife: Any plant, animal or fungi in Atlanta counts.
  • Take a Picture with your Smartphone: Your picture will be automatically geo-tagged and date stamped by your phone.
  • Share Your Observations: Upload your observations through the free iNaturalist app. If you can’t identify an observation don’t worry, we will do that for you.

Who We Are

The 2023 Atlanta City Nature was led locally by Fernbank Museum with support from these partner organizations.