City Nature Challenge 2022 Saskatoon, SK
2022 Défi nature urbaine

Put the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Area on the International Nature Scene!

Help put the City of Saskatoon and area on the world nature scene! Using iNaturalist take photos of plants, animals, insects and mushrooms between April 29 - May 2, 2022! Saskatoon will compete for the title of the most Biodiverse City.  We need your help.  The goals are to engage the public in the collection of biodiversity data, with three awards each year for the cities and areas that makes the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people.

CNC YXE DNU participant / collaborator / organiser meetings held the second Tuesday of the month via zoom email for your zoom link From there we can arrange to host iNaturalist introductory webinars for observers and identifiers or bio-blitz hints and tips.

From May 3-May 8 identify what was found in Saskatoon Taking part is easy!

Whether you're an avid naturalist or a dog walker, everyone can participate: it's easy, fun, and will encourage you to get outdoors.

We will be using the iNaturalist digital platform to record observations, under this project.

Signup to iNaturalist today and then join our 'City Nature Challenge 2022: Saskatoon, SK' project!
By joining the project you will be notified when news items are added to our project page.

If you're new to iNaturalist, then we can help {either contact us via friendsafforestation@gmail.som or follow instructions online at}.
Started in 2016 for the first-ever Citizen Science Day, the citizen science teams at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences dreamed up the City Nature Challenge as a fun way to capitalize on their home cities’ friendly rivalry and hold a citizen science event around urban biodiversity. The first City Nature Challenge was an eight-day competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, engaging residents and visitors in documenting nature to better understand urban biodiversity. Over 20,000 observations were made by more than 1000 people in a one-week period, cataloging approximately 1600 species in each location, including new records for both areas. During the 2016 CNC, the organizers heard so much excitement and interest from people in other cities that they decided that they couldn’t keep to the fun just to themselves. In 2017 the City Nature Challenge went national, and in 2018, the CNC became an international event!

Saskatoon is now registered for the very first time ever to participate in the 2022 event - so we really need your help to highlight the City of Saskatoon area!

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Hosted by the non profit environmental charity: Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

CNC YXE is run completely by volunteer organizers. If you’re part of a local stewardship or municipal group and would like to contribute to the promotion of the event, offer your skillsets, or make a donation to this city project please contact to learn more.  We can offer a charitable tax receipt for your donation as well.  Let us know your contribution is for the CNC YXE 2022. 

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Le Défi nature urbaine est une initiative internationale invitant les gens à trouver et à consigner plantes et animaux sauvages dans des villes de partout dans le monde.1

Habituellement, il s’agit d’une compétition entre les villes, mais en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, ce ne sera pas le cas en 2020. Cette année, l’accent sera plutôt mis sur l’importance de la nature dans nos vies et l’aspect collaboratif du partage d’observations en ligne. 2


City Nature Challenge Observations - Free event

It's as easy as 123. 1. Download the iNaturalist app to your smart phone. 2. Go outside. 3. Take a picture of anything alive, plant, animal, mushroom, insect using the iNaturlist app Remember to follow any protocols, and dress for the weather.

  • Date: 29/04/2022 12:01 AM - 02/05/2022 11:59 PM
  • Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada (Map)
  • More Info: Outside in Nature on Any City of Saskatoon property, Saskatchewan, Canada. We will have further information about specific meet up dates and times within this four day window April 29 - May 2, 2022 closer to spring! Sign up on eventbrite to receive news and updates!

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There is a compilation of helpful iNaturalist Canada How-To sheets here, and how to get involved with iNaturalist City Nature Challenge Saskatoon in French and English


Coming soon, how to connect on media, hash tags, and how to promote the CNC YXE 2022