2022 City Nature Challenge

If you want to learn more about the plants and animals around you, sign up for the City Nature Challenge, a global event where regular people around the world explore and catalog the wildlife in their city. 

We’ll be using a free app called iNaturalist, which allows you to record and identify wildlife you see on your phone. We’ll go over the basics of using iNaturalist to catalog the plants and animals you find.

The weekend of April 29th – May 2nd, Kansas City WildLands is inviting people of all skill levels to come outside and help us with this citizen science project.

We’ll be leading multiple events around the metro – in North KC, out in Olathe, in Swope Park, and more – so you can find the WildLands site closest to you to explore.

Click any of the links below to sign up!

Rocky Point Glades in Swope Park

with Jacob Canyon

    Friday, 4/29 at 5pm

Ogg road Prairie in Shawnee Mission Park

with Master Naturalist Michael Rafferty

  Saturday, 4/30 at 8:30 AM

Jerry Smith Park in South Kansas City

with Jacob Canyon

Saturday, 4/30 at 10am

Hidden Valley Natural Area in North Kansas City

with naturalist Chris DeLong of the Roanoke Park Conservancy

Saturday, 4/30 at 10am

Lexington Lake Park in De Soto, Kansas

with Master Naturalist Laura Bosnak

Saturday 4/30 at 10am

Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe, Kansas

with Master Naturalist Michael Rafferty

Saturday, 4/30 at 12:30pm

The Prairie Center in Olathe Kansas 

with Master Naturalist Edna Hamera

Saturday, 4/30 at 1pm