The 2022 City Nature Challenge Starts Tonight at Midnight!

While some of the cities participating in this year’s CNC started nearly a day ago (it’s that dateline thing at work), the event here on Maui is going live right at midnight tonight.  If you’d like to join in, it is as easy as downloading the iNaturalist or Seek app and making an observation of any kind of wildlife – plant or animal, on the land, sea, or wetland.  Any observation made on Maui between now and this coming Monday at midnight will be included in the CNC tally.  If you’d like to get more background on the CNC, their main page is

Reminder – Look for Wildlife!!

The focus of the City Nature Challenge is wildlife, not planted plants or domesticated animals. If you (or your kids) do want to make these sorts of observations, make sure you mark them as captured/cultivated on your observation.

Social Media Links


Twitter: @MauiNuiNatHist

Instagram: @Mauinui_Natural_History

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City Nature Challenge 2018

We are excited to be hosting the 2018 City Nature Challenge for the very first time in Hawaii. Our “city” is the entire island of Maui and we are encouraging folks to learn how to use the iNaturalist platform (mobile app and website) to record natural history observations on the island. We’ll use iNaturalist to record as many observations of biodiversity here on the island during the CNC competition – April 27,28,29, and 30 this year. For details about the events, visit our meetup page at