Please download the iNaturalist app to your phone, create an account, and test it out BEFORE the event. Help the Chicago area show the country how biodiverse our region is by making observations of animals, plants, fungi, and any other creatures between April 14-18! Use your phone or camera and upload observations through the iNaturalist app or website. Sixteen U.S. cities are participating in the City Nature Challenge 2017: explore your urban areas and discover the nature all around you. Last year over 20,000 observations were logged by over 1,000 citizen scientists, representing 1698 species in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 1679 species in L.A. County! What will we find this year, when we look all over the country? Habitat 2030 will be hosting an event on Wooded Island at Jackson Park, but you can participate any time between April 14-18 anywhere in Cook County for it to add to our totals. At the event, we will have a brief tutorial of how to use the iNaturalist app then get exploring the diverse nature that lives on Wooded Island. Again, please download the app and test it out prior to attending the event. Contact cassi at or 815-826-0579 with questions. Meet at the south end of Jackson Park near the south bridge to Wooded Island (PLEASE NOTE: the north bridge to the island is closed). Free street parking and metered lot parking at the northeast corner of Hayes Drive and Cornell Drive. Map link: Learn more about the City Nature Challenge: