Journal archives for May 2017

May 13, 2017


We did some amazing work in NYC! In just five days, we added 3792 new observations to our city's total, which was about a 28% increase over what had been added to NYC for the previous SEVEN YEARS. We had an almost ten-fold increase in the number of people using iNaturalist compared to the same five days as last year (third highest increase for the 16 cities) and a sixty-fold increase in the number of observations made for the same time.

New users and seasoned pros came together to enrich the list of NYC iNaturalist species. Together we added 163 new species to our list! Here's a little video I made of all the observations accumulating:

I want to give a special shout out to our top observers for unique taxa (taxa that no one else in the region found during the CNC). Here's the list:
@er1kksen (116 unique taxon contributions)
@zihaowang (42)
@susanhewitt (37)
@danielatha (23)
@klodonnell (21)
@elaphrornis (17)
@hcallahan (12)
@lisabrundage (9)
@lesecology (9)
@deborah30 (7)
@localecologist (7)

The City Nature Challenge lead to the busiest 5-day period on iNaturalist EVER! The combined 16 cities made 124,092 observations of 8557 species with a total of 4051 participants. That's so many people exploring the nature of their urban spaces! Woo hoo! Fun fact: There was only one species that all 16 cities had in common...the rock pigeon! If you want to see how all the cities ranked, visit this journal post from the main CNC project page:

Finally, I'd just like to remind you to take the survey mentioned in the previous journal post. This feedback will help the organizers plan for next year!

See you all on iNaturalist!

Posted on May 13, 2017 02:29 by klodonnell klodonnell | 2 comments | Leave a comment