Atlanta City Nature Challenge

UPDATE: Save the dates for the 2021 Atlanta City Nature Challenge! We hope that you will join us next year in 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 in 2021. Click here to see how partners and participants contributed in Atlanta.

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 2020 Atlanta City Nature Challenge was led locally by Fernbank Museum with support from these partner organizations: