The BiodiverCity Challenge was inspired by the City Nature Challenge—a global urban biodiversity “contest”, where cities compete against
The BiodiverCity Challenge was inspired by the City Nature Challenge—a global urban biodiversity “contest”, where cities compete against one another to monitor biodiversity within their cities. The BiodiverCity Challenge invites Albertans, in urban and rural locations, to take part in a photo BioBlitz using the iNaturalist citizen science app.
Between June 9-12, join our region’s naturalists, species experts, and environmental groups in documenting as many species as you can! Simply upload your photos of birds, plants, mammals, moss, lichen, mushrooms and insects to iNaturalist. Your contributions will be used to help understand more about the species that call our region home.
Visit the BiodiverCity.ca webpage for more information and check out Nature Alberta’s Citizen Science webpage for information on how to get started on iNaturalist.
Results are being compiled for the following areas:
– Calgary – Edmonton – Grande Prairie – Lethbridge – Medicine Hat – Red Deer – Banff National Park – Jasper National Park – Elk Island National Park – Waterton Lakes National Park – Province of Alberta!
Other areas outside of Alberta are participating too, so no matter where you are, get outside and document nature!