City Nature Challenge 2020: Boulder-Denver Metro Area

Which city in the world has the most nature? More importantly, which city’s residents are most engaged in that nature? Of course, the answer is the Boulder-Denver Area (Broomfield included!), but we need your help to prove it! Join the City Nature Challenge, and help the Boulder-Denver Metro Area compete against over 150 cities around the world to see which can document the most nature in only 4 days!

Participating is easy! Just download the free iNaturalist app, join the Boulder-Denver Metro Area Project, then get outside and start taking pictures of the nature around you! Observe any plants, animals, or bugs in state parks, open spaces, city parks, your backyard, or even cracks in the pavement. It’s all city nature! Just no pets or house plants, please. Post your observations to the iNaturalist app April 24-27, and the community of naturalists will help identify them! If you’re unable to go out and make observations, you can still help by identifying observations, April 28 - May 3. This is incredibly important because we can only count observations that are identified to the species level!

In last year’s City Nature Challenge, 159 cities together made over 963,000 observations. Over 31,000 species were identified, 1,100 of which were endangered, threatened, or rare! While this is a “competition” between cities, everyone is a winner in the end because with each observation we all learn more about the nature around us. We hope you'll participate in City Nature Challenge this year, not only to help Denver (and Broomfield!) win, but also to help increase scientific knowledge of the urban-nature interface. Thank you, and may the best city win!

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Posted by bostech bostech, March 16, 2020 16:07

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