City Nature Challenge 2022


Love nature and want to learn more about Maroondah’s local biodiversity? Be part ofthe 2022 City Nature Challenge from Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May.

Maroondah is again participating in 2022 and invites you to help us make it bigger and even more successful than last year!

Even better, come along to our Heathmont Bushcare Open Day at Uambi on the morning of Sunday 1st May, and you can join us in our local Bushcare Nature Challenge!

And we can show you how – just bring your smartphone or tablet.

What is the City Nature Challenge?

The City Nature Challenge is an annual global citizen science event coordinated by the California Academy of Sciences and the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, that was first run in 2016.

This year Maroondah is collaborating with 20 other Councils from across metropolitan Melbourne, along with the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, the Entomological Society of Victoria, and Scouts Victoria, to represent Melbourne on the global stage as “Greater Melbourne”.

Participating cities “compete” to see who can make the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most observers in discovering the nature that lives in and around their city.

Watch the official 2022 City Nature Challenge video to view some of the amazing observations of wild plants and animals that people around the world have made in previous challenges.

For further information: 

Visit the Maroondah Council website at

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