City Nature Challenge
April 26, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Natural Lands is excited to be part of the 2024 City Nature Challenge. This community initiative encourages everyone to connect with nature using iNaturalist. The Challenge is free, easy, and open to all. Simply look for nature (it’s everywhere!), take photos noting the location, and submit observations to iNaturalist.org. The smartphone or desktop app is free to download. Don’t worry if you don’t know the name of the plant or animal species you photograph; iNaturalist suggests identifications and peer reviewers double-check sightings.
Philadelphia City Nature Challenge runs Friday, April 26, through Monday, April 29, 2024, in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in PA, as well as Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in NJ.
Explore your local patch anytime during the four-day window or join Natural Lands on Friday, April 26, at Saunders Woods Preserve and we will introduce you to the iNaturalist app and practice observation skills, and then explore the forests and meadows capturing photos and uploading them to the app for identification.
Saunders Woods Preserve is a natural oasis for wildlife and community residents in the heart of the Main Line. The Bridlewild Trail passes through the preserve and connects to a wider system of paths that wind through the community. A walk here reveals a lively forest habitat as well as an open meadow that is home to a variety of bird species.
- Meet by the red Natural Lands kiosk next to the main parking lot.
- Be prepared to walk a few miles on uneven terrain.
- Please have iNaturalist downloaded onto your phone.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
- Restrooms will be open during this
Help us all stay safe:
- If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home.
- Masking is optional. Participants may choose to mask at any time.
Registration required to reserve your spot. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or contact Martha. Event is free for all!
Not already a member, or you need to renew? Purchase membership AND event tickets below!
- $50 new member ticket includes event ticket and one year of Natural Lands membership.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
Attendance at Natural Lands programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify Natural Lands staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.
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