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City Nature Challenge

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Take the City Nature Challenge
This year, 60+ cities around the world are competing in the City Nature Challenge. Using cameras and smartphones, thousands of people worldwide will observe wildlife in their home cities, contributing to an international database of urban wildlife that will be used by scientists and naturalists all over the world.

The 2018 City Nature Challenge will take place in two parts
April 27-30: Taking pictures of wild plants and animals
May 1-3: Identifying what was found

For the third year in a row, NHMLA is rallying everyone in Los Angeles County to get out outside, snap photos of local wildlife, and share their observations.

Four ways to share your observations
1. Social Media: #NatureinLA (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
2. E-mail:
3. Text: 213.663.6632
4. iNaturalist app (iOS/Apple or Android)

Earlier Event: April 27
Frontiers and Careers in cryoEM
Later Event: April 28
South Bay BioBlitz