City Nature Challenge 2023 Saskatoon, SK
2023 Défi nature urbaine

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

CNC YXE 2023 

CNC YXE 2023 Help put the Saskatoon area on the world nature scene! Using iNaturalist take photos of plants, animals, insects and mushrooms between April 28 to May 1, 2023! 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 that makes the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people.
 Following the observation stage help to identify what was found in Saskatoon and Area. Taking part is easy!

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

 We really need your help to highlight the City of Saskatoon area!

For more information
Tutorial What is It? (iNaturalist hints and tips for getting started)

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 2023. 

Donations can be made through PaypalCanada HelpsContact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. 

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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 2023. 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


Hints and Tips iNaturalist How To

Helpful iNaturalist Canada How-To sheets here, and how to get involved with iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

2022 Pamphlets and Posters

2022 Pamphlets and posters for downloads - Stay tuned for 2023

2022 CNCYXE results

How did Saskatoon and Area do the very first time they took part in the City Nature Challenge in 2022? Find out here.

 Sharing on Social Media

Sharing images for social media, hash tags, and how to promote the CNC YXE 2023

Educator and Parent Guide

Before the City Nature Challenge Hints and Tips.

Exploring Nature in and Around Your Home

How to find nature in the city

Educational Resouces for Teachers and Naturalists

Teaching materials about Fungi appropriate for Grades K-3, Grades 4-12 and adult education use in a classroom or lab setting


A pdf download about the City Nature Challenge 2022

Nature Lovers AND Environment Naturalist Coordinators

Postings for Environment Naturalist Coordinators AND Nature Lover Observation Recorders

How To Host Your Own BioBlitz Event

Planning a BioBlitz? Quick How-To meetings.