City Nature Challenge 2021: San Francisco Bay Area • April 30 to May 3, 2021

Starting Friday April 30th, the global 2021 City Nature Challenge begins.

A global effort to document the biodiversity in your neighborhood, you can participate by making observations and putting them on iNaturalist.

From April 30 through May 3, document the incredible biodiversity of the Bay Area by making observations of WILD organisms in any of the nine counties that touch the San Francisco Bay.

Join us for upcoming nature events in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Virtual BioBlitz at Ogier Ponds: Fri, April 30, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

    Ogier Ponds is located along the Coyote Creek Parkway, a 16 mile length of Coyote Creek that is one large Santa Clara County Park. On this virtual outing, Merav Vonshak and Kathleen Tralow will take you on a tour of nature at these ponds, including what lives in the water, and some of the birds and plants that make this area their home. You may see (or hear) hawks, the Botta's pocket gopher, or even a damselfly.

    Register on EventBrite to attend the Virtual BioBlitz at Ogier Ponds.

    Supported by Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful ,, Grassroots Ecology, Open Space Authority, and Santa Clara County Parks.

  • BioBlitz at Hellyer Park: Sat, May 1, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

    Located in the southern part of San Jose, Hellyer Park is a safe haven for many species of plants and animals right along Coyote Creek. Join Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful and at the park's Cottonwood Lake Entrance in cataloging and documenting all of the living things that reside there. We will have experts in various fields to help guide participants through all the cool plants and wildlife.

    Register on EventBrite to attend the BioBlitz at Hellyer Park.

    Hosted by Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful,, and Grassroots Ecology. Supported by Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority and Santa Clara County Parks.