City Nature Challenge & County-Wide BioBlitz

Date: Friday, April 28, 2023

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: DeKalb, Illinois

April 28 - May 1, Take pictures of wild plants & animals in our area!

May 2-7, Identify what was found!

Bioblitzes are a great way to connect to your environment while generating useful data for science and conservation! They are also an excuse for naturalists, scientists, nature enthusiasts, and curious members of the public to meet in person in the great outdoors and are a lot of FUN! Started in 2016, the City Nature Challenge is an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document native plants and animals in their communities, utilizing the iNaturalist app. Learn more at and Our top three observation prize winners will be announced on Monday, May 8.

1.) Find WildLife- It can be any plant, animal, or any other evidence of life found in your city/parks. 
2.) Take a Picture- Take a picture of what you find. Be sure to note the location of the critter or plant.
3.) Share! Share your observations through iNaturalist or Seek (the children's version of iNaturalist). 

Saturday, April 29

9:00-11:00 am, Prairie Park, 401 Clifford Dr. 


Join staff on-site at Prairie Park to learn how to use the free iNaturalist and Seek apps to make local observations. Learn more about county-wide bioblitz activities at