City Nature Challenge 2019

Hi Everyone!

The Leon County City Nature Challenge is happening in just over two months! Leon County/Tallahassee is competing against over 150 cities around the world. With our levels of biodiversity, we have a shot at winning this. To see who our competition is, check out http://citynaturechallenge.org/

I’ve tagged you in this journal post (or in the comments) because you’re either a top observer in Leon County over the past year or someone I know personally as active on iNaturalist. We’re really hoping you’ll participate in this year’s City Nature Challenge – while we know getting observations from as many people as we can is important, we also know that it’s top iNat observers like you that will really push us ahead in the number of observations made and especially the number of species found in Leon County!

The easiest way to join in is to just make as many observations of as many species as possible in Leon County between April 26 and April 29. Helping with IDs will also increase our species number, so that’s a great way to help out as well. And of course, spread the word by sharing our project with others.

The details: the CNC runs from 12:01 AM on Friday, 4/26 to 11:59 PM on Monday, 4/29. All observations count, although we have a preference for observations made of wild organisms. We're announcing results on Saturday, 5/4, so try to get all your observations uploaded by then! Also, the more observations we can get identified down to species by then, the higher our species number will be.

We will be holding a series of events with our partners to streamline the process of making observations, including a day full of exploration as part of WFSU's Ecocitizen Day. Visit MyFWC.com/CNC for details.

We have no shortage of places to explore in Leon County. Feel free to organize trips to your favorite places, give recommendations on places with high biodiversity in the comments, or to join us on our excursions. We are happy to promote these trips if you would like us to.

Please feel free to brainstorm other ideas, ask questions, etc. in the comments – and definitely add others to this journal post via tagging them in the comments!

Posted by petekleinhenz petekleinhenz, February 21, 2019 18:39

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