Join the third annual LA BioBlitz Challenge October 1-31 to photograph and map wild animals, insects and plants found in your neighborhood, local parks, off of hiking trails, and in other natural areas.
Los Angeles is located in a global biodiversity hot spot and has an incredible array of native animals, plants and ecosystems to explore. We need your help to better protect and understand where different species of plants and animals live across the City. Each time you upload an observation to iNaturalist, especially in observation cold spots on the map, you contribute to the knowledge about the City’s biodiversity that supports protecting and conserving local wildlife and their habitats.
The LA BioBlitz Challenge is an exciting collaboration between the Los Angeles Public Library’s Neighborhood Science Initiative, L.A. Sanitation and Environment’s Biodiversity Program, L.A. Recreation & Parks, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Get outside! Observe the wildlife around you. Check the indicator species cards and challenge yourself to observe three or more of these species in the wild.
Explore observation cold spots near you and log observations in these areas to help researchers understand which species live there.
Upload your observations to the LA BioBlitz Challenge 2023 project.
Watch the video to learn how to record your first observation.
Questions? Read the FAQ
Elephant Hill Community Nature Celebration and Habitat Survey
The Los Angeles Public Library is excited to join the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, along with the community, naturalists, local organizations, and natural science researchers at a nature hub and on guided nature walks to find and photograph wildlife using the iNaturalist app! Help protect Elephant Hill by participating in the Elephant Hill project.