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City Nature Challenge 2020

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City Nature Challenge 2020


April 24 - April 27


Parks and Environment


2020-04-24 12:00:00 2020-04-27 12:00:00 America/Vancouver City Nature Challenge 2020 Observe and record the diversity of plants and animals in Surrey as part of a global challenge!

Does your neighbourhood or local park have the most to share when it comes to nature? Join us as we participate in the City Nature Challenge 2020, a global competition to observe and record the diversity of plants and animals in our City. Whether you live, work or play in Surrey, get your 'nature nerd' on and help to show the world the incredible natural values to be found in our backyard!

Participation is easy:

  1. Download the free iNaturalist app to your mobile device.
  2. Search for the City Nature Challenge 2020: Surrey BC project and join.
  3. Between April 24-27, take photos of plants and animals in your neighbourhood, Surrey park, on your way to school or work – wherever nature is to be found. Learn how to make an observation.
  4. Add your photos to the project on iNaturalist. When uploading photos, tap Add to projects >> City Nature Challenge 2020: Surrey BC.

Please note:

  • Location of the observation is important, so if you have your phone’s data turned off you will need to add the location in manually.
  • If it’s not wild (e.g. a domestic pet or farm animal) be sure to mark the observation as captive/cultivated.

Learn more as your finds get identified, and feel free to help ID other people's observations, especially during the April 28-May 3 identification period.

Results will be announced on Monday, May 4. Help make Surrey a winner on the global stage!

iNaturalist is the new citizen science tool we are using to learn where native and introduced plants and animals occur in the City. The app is easy to use and will provide important long-term information to assist us in managing and protecting biodiversity in the City.