Want to help show the rest of the world just how amazing North Carolina’s citizen scientists are? Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the City Nature Challenge! This competition pits several American cities against each other to see who can document the most biodiversity on iNaturalist over a 4-day period. We’re going up against many cities that are a lot bigger (Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and others internationally), but North Carolina’s amazing biodiversity and the great urban wildlife we see every day can help us win!

We likely need over 20,000 submissions to have a shot of taking home the gold, so we need everyone to snap photos of Triangle Area plants, animals, or fungi and submit them to iNaturalist April 27-30. We’re offering prizes to the top three local winners as a thank you for participating too!

City Nature Challenge 2018 is coming...

Last year, the Triangle Area competed against 15 other cities in the US to see who could document the most species on iNaturalist over a 5 day period. We finished in 6th place overall with close to 8000 observations, but we took first place among the cities east of the Mississippi. We had events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences facilities in downtown Raleigh and West Raleigh and worked with other sites (Peidmont Wildlife Center, NCSU, River Park North, and others) to get as many people as possible out photographing the amazing biodiversity of our area during the Challenge.

We're gearing up to do it again this year April 27-30, but this time we're up against over 60 cities worldwide. Let's show the rest of the WORLD how amazing our biodiversity - and our citizen scientists - are as we win the City Nature Challenge 2018!

Participation is simple: photograph species within the Triangle Area and upload them to iNaturalist via the smartphone app or online. (Note ...more ↓

Posted on March 01, 2018 07:07 PM by chrisgoforth chrisgoforth | 2 comments | Leave a comment

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