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2023 City Nature Challenge: Oregon

A view of the Oregon coast in Bandon, OR.
Sunrise and waves in Bandon. This is a blend of images to capture the majestic power of the wave sets on the Pacific Ocean sea stacks off Bandon Beach. © Brenda Jones


Calling all nature lovers and community scientists in Oregon! 

From April 28 to May 1, 2023, Oregon will join more than 400 global cities for the City Nature Challenge, an annual competition to observe and record plant, fungi and wildlife species at your home, school or a local or state park!

Participating in the City Nature Challenge is easy:

  1. From April 28 to May 1, 2023, find wildlife or plants in your community—or even in your own backyard.
  2. Take a picture!
  3. Join a project near you and share your observations through iNaturalist, an app that allows community members to record what they see in nature and interact with other nature enthusiasts.

*No iNaturalist project nearby? No problem! It's not necessary to contribute to a project to enjoy using the app. Making and identifying observations are by far the most important part of iNaturalist.