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L.A. Nature Map

Main Project Information
Presented By Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Goal Document the biodiversity of plants and animals in L.A.
Task Take photos of plants and animals and send them to the NHM
Where Greater Los Angeles, California USA

The L.A. Nature Map hosted by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is an interactive map that displays local plant and wildlife observations.

Our Southern California region is a hotspot for urban biodiversity. With your help, we can show Angelenos and the world the diversity of nature all around us. You can contribute to this citizen science project by sending photos of plants and animals.

The L.A. Nature Map is created in collaboration with iNaturalist.

How to Join

You can participate in our study by sending us photos of plants and animals that you have seen in the Greater L.A. Area:

1. E-mail


2. Join our L.A. Nature Map project and contribute on iNaturalist

Social Media
Required Gear

1. Digital camera or smartphone with a camera
2. Computer or smartphone with internet access

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At sports stadiums
Tags animals, biodiversity, California, fauna, flora, LA, L.A., Los Angeles, map, nature, plants, southern California, wildlife
Project Updated 05/23/2018