Take part in the City Nature Challenge!

Published on 24 April 2021

Taking a photo observation on the iNaturalist app

Calling all nature-lovers, bird watchers and science enthusiasts! Join us in the City Nature Challenge 2021.

The City of Stonnington is teaming up with seven local municipalities to join in the City Nature Challenge – a global citizen science event capturing biodiversity in our local area. Everyone is welcome to take part; it’s as easy as getting outdoors and into nature.

All you need to do is record and capture images of wild plants, animals, insects or fungi in your area, and upload your findings to iNaturalist, the global challenge app.

The challenge can take place in any park or garden in the Stonnington area, or even right in your backyard. The idea is to record as many observations as possible!

There are plenty of parks and gardens to explore throughout Stonnington – check out this handy map for all the locations.

Your observations will help to build a picture of biodiversity the Stonnington area, and to inform this global project. The challenge takes place over four days – from 30 April to 3 May. During this period, Council is hosting a series of walks led by leading scientists and experts in biodiversity.

The City of Stonnington is joining forces with other east Melbourne councils also participating in the challenge: Boroondara, Whitehorse, Knox, Manningham, Monash, Maroondah and Greater Dandenong.

Learn more about the City Nature Challenge, the events within the challenge and how to take part.