City Nature Challenge

Help us record New York City's flora and fauna during this year’s City Nature Challenge from April 29 - May 2, 2022! The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for community scientists and nature enthusiasts to come together and help find and document urban biodiversity. Over 400 cities across the world collaborate in this annual event with the goal of making the most observations of nature, finding the most species, and engaging the most people.

Join the City Nature Challenge by participating in one of our upcoming City Nature Challenge events! Want to participate on your own? Visit the City Nature Challenge's website to learn more. Track New York City's progress during the challenge and find out about more events citywide on the 2022 NYC City Nature Challenge website.

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Trees and Plants
Explore our forest floor, take a peek into our gardens, and uncover the beauty of our parks as you learn about how we grow and care for our trees and support the rich biodiversity of our city with native plants.

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Wildlife in New York City
Our parks are home to an amazing abundance of wildlife, from chipmunks and hawks to coyotes and salamanders! Learn about their life here in New York City, how we care for them, and how to coexist with them.

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