Start spreading the news! New York City needs YOU to help find all of the creatures that call our city home. In both the paved and green spaces of our city, many species survive and thrive. Will you join us in this citizen science quest to catalog our city's great biodiversity?

From April 27th to 30th, we're asking all New Yorkers - residents, visitors, commuters, students, teachers, pedestrians, park lovers, parents, children, EVERYONE - to become citizen scientists and help us make as many iNaturalist observations as we can. Let's put NYC on top!

How can you get started? It's easy! Download the iNaturalist app to your mobile device. During the time from April 27-30, use the app to upload photos of organisms to the iNaturalist and the iNaturalist community will help you identify them. It's as simple as that!

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The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences. For more info and educator resources (coming soon), visit:

It's time for a Bronx Mini Nature Challenge! Saturday, March 24 at Soundview Park!

Another great job last Saturday, NYC observers! The third mini challenge at Clay Pit Ponds State Park had 23 people making 180 observations of 64 species! @danielatha says this is nearly double what had been observed in the park! Great job!

This Saturday, March 24, our friends at the NYC Ecoflora Project have organized a fourth Mini Nature Challenge at Soundview Park in the Bronx!

The Soundview Park Mini Nature Challenge will be from 10am-12pm on Saturday, March 24 and is hosted by the Bronx River Alliance. Meet at Soundview Park Field House, 1550 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY 10473. Everyone is welcome to join! Dress appropriately for the weather and bring your fully-charged smartphone or camera. It will be a great opportunity to learn some iNaturalist tips, interact with local nature lovers, and even get to ...more ↓

Posted on March 23, 2018 06:09 PM by klodonnell klodonnell | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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