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City Nature Challenge 2022: Waterloo Region

The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Organizations across Waterloo Region have partnered to get our community outside and noticing the natural beauty around us. Let’s show the world the unique species that live right here in Waterloo Region!

Taking part is easy! Find and photograph wildlife across the region from April 29 to May2. Share your observations on iNaturalist and help identify what was collectively observed. Participate alone, and/or join a CNC Meet Up event to make observations together.

CNC Meet Ups are 90 minutes events happening in different nature spaces across Waterloo Region. As a group, you will explore and make nature observations with the help of a guide. Please register to attend.

The City Nature Challenge is organized on a global scale by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences.

Sunday, May 1st – 9:30-11:00AM

Visit SpruceHaven with David Gascoigne to observe and record bird sightings for the City Nature Challenge, and any other species of interest found! Meet @ the big red barn, 2005 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha. To register, contact David @ theospreynest@sympatico.ca.

Meet-Up participants are highly encouraged to create an iNaturalist account and download the app before attending. Visit: https://www.inaturalist.ca/pages/getting%252Bstarted for more information on how to get started!

Robin nest with eggs
American Robin Nest