Atlanta City Nature Challenge

UPDATE: The 2020 Atlanta City Nature Challenge results are in! Atlanta catalogued over 7,200 observations from April 24 to April 27, 2020. Most impressive of all, Atlanta saw over 750 observers, a 72% increase from last year! Click here to see how partners and participants contributed.

Time in nature can be very beneficial during these stressful and uncertain times. We hope that you will continue to connect with nature using the iNaturalist app.*

*The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines from the CDC and local health officials.

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: