“Colorado Springs is excited to be part of this effort that will provide important insight about the biodiversity of urban areas,” said Cody Sutton, natural resources specialist with the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department. “We hope people of all ages will join the fun, learn something new about the world around them and help scientists learn more about the biodiversity of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.”
Participating is easy
- Find wildlife (plant, animal, fungi, or any evidence of life such as scat, fur or tracks)
- Take a picture of what you find and note the location of the critter or plant
- Share your observation by uploading your findings through iNaturalist
The City Nature Challenge was started in 2016 by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences. Colorado Springs has taken part since 2019. For more information, visit CityNatureChallenge.com and iNaturalist.org.