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Atlanta City Nature Challenge

Save the dates for the 2021 Atlanta City Nature Challenge! Join us in this free initiative by observing and documenting Atlanta’s diverse ecosystem from April 30 through May 3, 2021. As always, we are grateful to those that joined us for 2020’s program and hope that you will join us again this year. Click here to see how partners and participants contributed in Atlanta.

Cost: There is no cost to participate in the Atlanta City Nature Challenge. 

New and returning partners are encouraged to confirm their 2021 participation by emailing

About the Program

Atlanta is joining a global initiative to encourage individuals and families to document species of plants, animals and fungi found in nature using the iNaturalist app. The Atlanta City Nature Challenge's goal is to connect people to nature and help give valuable insight into what species call Atlanta home.

Get Involved

  • Stay Informed: Sign up to receive email updates, tips and fun facts relating to the Atlanta City Nature Challenge. (Select "Outdoor Programming" option")
  • Download iNaturalist: Click here or search for iNaturalist in the app store.
  • Get Outside: Explore nature, either in your own backyard or local greenspace. 
  • Find Wildlife: Any plant, animal or fungi in Atlanta counts.
  • Take a Picture with your Smartphone: Your picture will be automatically geo-tagged and date stamped by your phone.
  • Share Your Observations: Upload your observations through the free iNaturalist app  

Who We Are

The 2021 Atlanta City Nature Challenge is led locally by Fernbank Museum with support from these partner organizations: