City Nature Challenge

04/30/21, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Community Event

Admission: Free.

The City Nature Challenge is a fun competition that offers a terrific opportunity to connect with nearby nature. Join us April 30th-May 9th, 2021!

2021 City Nature Challenge Special Notes

Pandemic Era Competition - Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 City Nature Challenge will not be conducted as a true city vs. city competition. However, observations will still be counted and posted on a global leaderboard.  The City of St. Louis and partners in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region will again team up to participate in a modified version of the global event, which encourages safe connections with nearby nature through community-based (also known as) citizen science.  

Challenge Dates - The global City Nature Challenge [] dates are April 30-May 3, 2021 (Species Observations) and May 4-9, 2021 (Species Identifications). A special STL Region City Nature Challenge website [] will automatically collect all of the regional data entered on those days. Before and after the global challenge, we hope you will explore the flora & fauna around your porch or backyard, or just observe birds and other wildlife out a window.


City Nature Challenge - St. Louis

Planning Commission

Werner, Catherine

(314) 657-3853

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