The City Nature Challenge is a four (4)-day friendly nature competition that goes on across the globe from
April 30 to May 3, 2021.
The Baton Rouge region is competing against New Orleans and cities all over the world!
The goal is to see which city can show the most wildlife in their area, including wild plants, animals, insects, mushrooms, fish, turtles — everything! Let’s show off Baton Rouge’s amazing wildlife diversity and unique ecosystems.
Taking part is easy!
1. Find wildlife. It could be a bird, insect, plant or any other sign of life. Nature can be found anywhere in the city or the country -- you just have to look!
2. Take a picture. Snap a photo of what you find with your smart phone or digital camera.
3. Share! Upload your observation to iNaturalist.org or with the iNaturalist mobile app and it will be automatically added to the contest project.
Help Spread the Word!
“All you need to participate is a smartphone and a sense of curiosity!" ~ Ira Flatow
Please download the iNaturalist app, create an account and log into the app. Your login will work for both the app and the website. The app icon is a "green bird in a white square". To learn more about the app go to