Documenting NC Nature for the City Nature Challenge

woman photographing species on ground

Thank you for your interest in the City Nature Challenge 2023 in North Carolina!

The City Nature Challenge is an international biodiversity documentation event that takes place April 28-May 1, 2023.  Participants worldwide photograph the species they see and upload their images to iNaturalist through the smartphone app or the website.  Over 300 cities representing every continent are expected to participate in 2023 and will likely contribute well over a million images to iNaturalist in just 4 days!

We are excited to offer this fun, international biodiversity event in North Carolina in 2023.  Each of our state’s fives regions offers a variety of opportunities to get involved in the City Nature Challenge anywhere in the state.  Any species photographed anywhere within these 5 regions during the 4 days of the City Nature Challenge automatically count toward your local effort!

Check out our event page for a complete list of activities related to the City Nature Challenge, learn how to get involved, learn more about the CNC in your city and state, and more.  Have kids?  They can participate in the City Nature Challenge through the ecoEXPLORE program.  After the event, we’ll share results and photos here too.

So, get those cameras ready, be ready to go outside, and help North Carolina’s cities show off our amazing biodiversity during the City Nature Challenge!

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