City Nature Challenge 2024: Clark County, Ohio

City Nature ChallengeApril 26–29

Join us for the 2024 City Nature Challenge in Clark County, Ohio. Help us document the biodiversity around Clark County by making observations of WILD plants & animals.

Participating is easy!

  1. Download the iNaturalist app and make an account.
  2. Take photos of WILD plants & animals within Clark County.
  3. Upload your observations to share with the iNaturalist community.
  4. Learn more as your finds get identified.

If you are familiar with iNaturalist, join the project here

Contact: Dr. Stacy Porter ( for any questions regarding the challenge or the training.

Side Quest: Merlin app

Drs. Swartz and Phillips would love bird call data from you all during the City Nature Challenge. The data should be collected through the phone app Merlin – which allows for bird calls to be recorded and identified (using AI). To participate in this side quest:

  1. Download the Merlin app
  2. Record a SoundID observation
    • Recordings should be 1-2 minutes long
    • Recordings should take place between sunrise and 10 am Saturday (4/27) and/or Sunday (4/28).
  3. Save a screenshot of the bird species (or a couple of screen shots if its active).
  4. Send your screen shot to Richard Phillips (

Check this page regularly for updates.

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