The City Nature Challenge is 10 Days Away!

Hello friends around the world!

We hope all of you are staying safe & healthy currently, and are still enjoying nature in some capacity right now.

Can you believe the City Nature Challenge starts in just ten days? Though the CNC is markedly different this year thanks to our current uncertain circumstances, we hope you're still looking forward to participating - in whatever way you can, that keeps you & your family & your community safe, and following all your local COVID-19 regulations. See our COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

We're excited to see what interesting observations people make of the wild nature they can find - in their houses, in backyards, in neighborhoods! If you're allowed to go to your local parks, be sure to find out about all new guidelines and rules ahead of time, and of course practice social/physical distancing. And be sure to check out our guide for finding nature in and around your home!

Stay safe, and enjoy meeting your very nearby nature neighbors this year!
-Alison (@kestrel) and Lila (@lhiggins)

Posted by kestrel kestrel, April 14, 2020 16:39


In Mexico, @najera_tutor had the iniciative to launch a "Stay at Home Challenge", active during the whole month of April, so that some cities whose CNC turnout is expected to go down significantly can still take part on some sort of challenge (NaturaLista link, iNat link).
By the way, in many parts of Mexico the last weekend of April is usually the hottest, driest time of the year. I think it's a real pity that we are "doomed" not to be able to show the world our real biodiversity potential. A challenge in, say, September or October would probably yield a larger response from the userbase and also a much better result as a consequence. Could we discuss the possibility of rotating the CNC between different months of the year?

Posted by bodofzt over 2 years ago (Flag)

@bodofzt I completely agree with you! I think the City Nature Challenge would be much more interesting and engaging if it rotated between different months each year.

Posted by austinlep5288 over 2 years ago (Flag)

When I join the project CNC 2020 and go into the project it says there are no observers. Is there something else I should do?

Posted by garypop over 2 years ago (Flag)

@garypop It won't have any observers until April 24, when the CNC starts! As soon as you make an observation that day, you'll be counted as an observer.

Posted by kestrel over 2 years ago (Flag)

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