Help put the City of Saskatoon on the world nature scene! Using iNaturalist take photos of plants, animals, insects and mushrooms.  Saskatoon and area will compete for the title of the most Biodiverse City. The goals are to engage the public in the collection of biodiversity data, with three awards each year for the cities and areas that 1/ makes the most observations, 2/ find the most species, and 3/ engage the most people. They are so excited to have this fun friendly competition with a chance to place Saskatoon and Area on the World Stage for the City Nature Challenge 2022!

Hosted by the non-profit environmental charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas.  The identification phase is from May 3 to May 8. Winners are announced on May 9! Download the iNaturalist app, take a photograph of nature in your local area – whether that’s a tree, plant or insect or animal – and upload. You don’t even have to know anything about the species you are observing. Teams of experts will be reviewing and updating the information that’s submitted, so you can log back in later and learn more about what you’ve spotted.

City Nature Challenge Saskatoon And Area

When: April 29 – May 2, 2022
Time: Any time in the four-day window for the BioBlitz
Where: Anywhere in Saskatoon and Area
Phone: 306.380.5368
Website: stbarbebaker.wordpress.com