Journal archives for February 2018

February 07, 2018

City Nature Challenge 2018! April 27-30

Hi everyone,

It's back! The City Nature Challenge is on again, this year from April 27-30. It started off in 2016 as San Francisco vs. Los Angeles, last year it was between 16 cities in the US, and this year there are over 50 cities around the world competing! You can see who's participating this year & read more about the challenge at the City Nature Challenge website.

The timeline for the City Nature Challenge is:
April 27-30: Making observations. The project won't accept any observations made before 12:00am on April 27 or made after 11:59pm on April 30.
May 1-3: Getting everything uploaded and identified! As long as the observations were made in the April 27-30 time frame, you can still upload them afterward. Also, the more observations we get identified to species, the higher our species count will be!
May 4: Results announced!

The "big 3" stats that we look at for the City Nature Challenge are (1) number of observations, (2) number of species, and (3) number of people who participated. This year we'll also be putting more emphasis on those numbers with verifiable (not captive/cultivated, and has media) observations.

Here's the SF Bay Area City Nature Challenge 2018 iNaturalist project

I'm tagging you in this journal post because you're one of the top observers and/or identifiers in the San Francisco Bay Area recently, and we'd love your help with the City Nature Challenge! All nine counties that touch SF Bay are fair game for the CNC, and we need folks out there making observations, finding species, and helping to ID the observations coming in. There will also be quite a few bioblitz events being held around the Bay Area that weekend - I'll post them to the SF Bay Area CNC iNat project once they're confirmed. We've also started a list of places in the Bay Area that should definitely be iNatted, due to their high biodiversity and/or unique species. You can see the list, put yourself down for going to a spot during CNC (and maybe find others who want to go with you), or add more places here. There will also be a couple "ID Parties" happening May 1-3, we'll post them looking for people to attend once they're scheduled.

Thanks in advance for your help with the City Nature Challenge! We hope the San Francisco Bay Area wins, but no matter what, we always want to beat LA!

Feel free to write comments & tag others you'd like to see this!

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