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Participate in Edmonton’s first ever photo BioBlitz*

June 11–14th, 2020

Inspired by the City Nature Challenge—a global urban biodiversity “contest”, where cities compete against one another to monitor biodiversity within their cities—the Alberta BiodiverCity Challenge invites Edmontonians to take part in a city-wide BioBlitz* using NatureLynx, a new citizen science app brought to you by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

Between June 11–14, join our city’s naturalists, species experts, and environmental groups in documenting as many species as you can! Simply upload your photos of birds, plants, mammals, moss, lichen, mushrooms and insects to NatureLynx. Your contributions will be used to help understand more about the species that call
our city home.

*A bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible.

*Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, activities will be adjusted to accommodate recommended social distancing measures.

3 Easy Steps to Participate


Download NatureLynx by visiting Google Play or the App Store (or visit naturelynx.ca)


Once in the app - search for the Edmonton BiodiverCity Challenge


Upload your sightings and tag them to the group

Featured Sightings

Here we will feature some of our favorite sightings shared to the BiodiverCity Challenge mission on NatureLynx!

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NatureLynx User Guides

Posted: Jun 1, 2020 in News

New to NatureLynx? We've developed some user guides to help you get familiar with #AlbertasNatureApp Set up your account, join the Edmonton BiodiverCity Challenge mission,......

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Posted: May 12, 2020 in News

Cedar Waxing (Bombycilla cedrorum) shared by NatureLynx user Cindy. Learn about common species from Edmonton naturalists Due to COVID-19, we will be unable to host......

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2020 Results

Posted: Mar 9, 2020 in Results

Upload your biodiversity sightings to NatureLynx and tag them to the Edmonton BiodiverCITY Challenge mission before June 21st.We will post the results from the 2020......

Have Questions? Get in touch with us:

Jordan Bell
Citizen Science Coordinator
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

P: 780-492-4312

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