The Urban Field Naturalist Project aims to engage people with the biodiversity in their backyards, on their balconies, seen from their kitchens, wherever they can access it in their local area. We invite you to participate by contributing to the project as an Urban Field Naturalist.

Invitation to Contribute

Take a moment
Listen, smell, look
Observe life around you
It may be familiar
Perhaps without intent, your attention has been caught
Share your observation as a story
We can all be Urban Field Naturalists


Your Contribution:

We aim to engage people with the biodiversity in their backyards, on their balconies, seen from their kitchens, wherever they can access it in their local area. Take a moment to observe the plants and animals around you; or perhaps you vividly recall stopping to observe species interacting (taking a photo or video). Write a brief description (~200 words) to be posted on our website and social media alongside your photo/video and other stories.

Email your story and media: UrbanFieldNaturalist@gmail.com

  • Please label all your files with your name and story title.
  • Please use the contribution template to send us your story.
  • Don't forget to fill in the authority to publish agreement form, which is the second page of the downloadable template.