For the past four years, DFW has joined cities around the world to see how much nature exists within urban areas and how many naturalists seek out this nature. The results are used to show city councils, park boards and the world, people in DFW care about nature.

However, this year due to the coronavirus crisis, this will be a world-wide collaboration and not a competition. Observations should be made solo – no gatherings or bioblitzes will be happening in the DFW Metroplex.

If you feel comfortable doing so, make some iNaturalist observations close to home, in your backyard, in your home or in a nearby park. 

To participate, simply go outside, look for wild animals, plants, fungi, whatever, and make an observation of it on iNaturalist. If you're within Dallas-Fort Worth, the observations will automatically count. No extra steps needed.

City Nature Challenge links:

Global page

Texas page 

DFW page



Date and Time: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00am to Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:45pm