Animal Crossing: New Horizons Earth Day Event Guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Earth Day event is called Nature Day and features Leif the Sloth.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Earth Day event is called Nature Day and features Leif the Sloth. / Courtesy of Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Earth Day event, known in-game as Nature Day, is scheduled to take place Thursday, April 23, alongside a huge update set to add plenty of new content to the game. Here's what we know about the Earth Day/Nature Day event before it goes live.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Earth Day Event Guide

Nature Day is the second special in-game event for New Horizons after the Bunny Day Easter celebration. Once it goes live it will run until May 4.

During the event, Tom Nook and co. will offer special Nook Miles+ tasks for planting trees, watering flowers, and planting shrubs using that newly added feature. They'll receive quintuple the Nook Miles for completing these challenges, which will appear with a green background and a leaf icon.

The challenges themselves won't be revealed until the update goes live.

Two new merchants, Leif and Jolly Redd will arrive alongside Nature Day. Leif's Garden Shop will sell plants such as saplings, unique seeds and shrubs. Jolly Redd's shop, set on his ship, will arrive at your dock occasionally to sell art, sculptures, or uniquely colored furniture.

Not all of Redd's goods will be genuine art, and players will have to determine what's real and what's fake. The real art can be donated to the museum, where it will be displayed in a new wing.