The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences are getting ready for the 2019 City Nature Challenge! Over 130 cities from around the world are gearing up to compete against L.A., to see which city can find the most nature. Last year San Francisco won, so we need all Angelenos to help LA regain its champion spot.

Check out the global City Nature Challenge website at for more on the results and history, and to obtain the educator toolkit and other resources.

Help L.A. Win

Get ready for the big challenge which starts at 12:01am Friday April 26, by following these easy steps:

1. Find Wildlife
It can be any plant or critter in your backyard, schoolyard or park in Los Angeles County.

2. Take a Picture of What you Find
Be sure to note the location of the critter or plant.

3. Share Your Observations
There are four ways to send us your pictures:

  • Upload directly to the iNaturalist app (download the app from the AppStore or Google Play)
  • Use #NatureInLA of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • E-mail your observation to
  • Text your observation to 213-663-6632