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City Nature Challenge | 04.28 - 05.01.23

Join us for the 2023 City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region!

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international effort to document nature that will take place from April 28 – May 1, 2023. What started as a friendly competition between two cities in 2016 has now grown to include over 400 cities across the globe!

You can take part in as little or as much as you want! All you need to do is find wild (not captive or cultivated) plants, animals, fungi, seaweed, bacteria, lichen, etc. anywhere in Whitman or Latah Counties. Then take a photo and upload the observation to the iNaturalist app, and you're done! Scientists both locally and across the world will use your observations in biodiversity data to increase our understanding of species patterns globally.

To participate, follow these steps: 1. Download the iNaturalist app to your phone or device and create an account 2. Find wildlife anywhere in Whitman or Latah Counties 3. Take a photo of WILD organisms (avoid taking photos of the 3 Ps: people, pets, and potted plants) 4. Share your observations on the iNaturalist app 5. Learn more about local species diversity as your observations get identified!

Any observations made in Whitman or Latah Counties from April 28 – May 1, 2023 count toward the CNC: Palouse Region.

Learn more about the CNC: Palouse Region at

Join the CNC: Palouse Region iNaturalist project here (note that it is not a requirement to join the iNaturalist project - your observations will count toward the CNC either way!).

The City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region is locally organized by Palouse Conservation District and the City of Moscow.

City Nature Challenge is brought to you by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences. View the CNC FAQs site here.

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