Start spreading the news! New York City needs YOU to help find all of the creatures that call our city home. In both the paved and green spaces of our city, many species survive and thrive. Will you join us in this citizen science quest to catalog our city's great biodiversity?
From April 14th to 18th, New Yorkers and visitors to our city will be able to participate in a scientific endeavor to make as many iNaturalist observations as possible. We will be joined by 15 other cities around the country examining nature in their areas.
How can you get started? It's easy! Download the iNaturalist app to your mobile device. During the time from April 14-18, use the app to upload a photo of an organism to the iNaturalist community and the iNaturalist community will help you identify it.
Want to make friends while you make observations? Check back for journal posts below about events near you.