City Nature Challenge ABQ Begins TODAY!

City Nature Challenge ABQ invites everyone in Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties to explore nature in and around your community and share your observations from April 28th to May 1, 2023.

How to participate:

Set up an account on or in the iNaturalist app, and join the CNC ABQ 2023 Project.

Take and submit your photos of plants and animals (not pets!) during the challenge.

City Nature Challenge is an annual global collaborative effort, so join in the FUN and learn about NATURE near you!

Learn more about how you can participate at and more about this global effort here:

Shout out to these local partners who helped organize and grow the challenge this year!

ABQ Backyard Refuge Program

Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District

Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District

Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Bernalillo County Master Naturalists

City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

City of Albuquerque Open Space

Cottonwood Gulch

New Mexico BioPark Society

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Petroglyph National Monument

R.H. Mallory Center for Community Geography

UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Albuquerque Metro Charlotte Mason Community – AMCMC

eCademy High School