City Nature Challenge 2021: Denver-Boulder Metro's Journal

May 10, 2021

The results are in!

Denver-Boulder citizen scientists, thank you for making the 2021 City Nature Challenge an absolute success!

The results are in, and as of this morning, we had:
4,362 total observations, 735 species observed, 365 observers, and 304 identifiers. All thanks to YOU!

Throughout the globe, 52,000+ observers from all over the world collected 1,256,000+ observations of 45,000+ species during the four-day bioblitz!

We’ll be awarding prizes to some of the most active participants and for standout observations. More soon!

From your friends at:

Denver Audubon, Denver Botanic Gardens, Metro Denver Nature Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, and WILD Foundation

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May 04, 2021

Upload photos + start observation ID

If you haven't already uploaded your photos from the bioblitz, you have until Monday, May 10th. Scroll through your smartphones and cameras to make sure you didn't miss anything!

Now we move into the observation ID process! Anyone with an iNaturalist account can do this, and you don't have to be an expert. Take a look at observations uploaded as "unknown" and give suggestions by clicking on the "observations" tab on the project page, then clicking "identify".

We hope you had fun during the bioblitz!

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May 03, 2021

Last Day of City Nature Challenge!

Today is the last day of the Denver/Boulder City Nature Challenge! We're at over 3,000 observations - that's already over 1,000 more than last year - great work!! Let's see how many more we can get by the end of the challenge! Don't forget - you can continue uploading your observations to iNaturalist through May 10th, but they must be taken during the April 30 - May 3 bioblitz. You have until 11:59pm TONIGHT to capture your final observations!

Put on that raincoat and get out there :)

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April 30, 2021

Let's begin the 2021 City Nature Challenge!

And we're off!

The City Nature Challenge is finally here! Get outside before the rain rolls in for next few days to document as many plants, fungi, insects, and wildlife species found throughout the county! You can also upload any other evidence of wild organisms, such as scat, fur, tracks, shells, and carcasses. Upload the observations to iNaturalist, and take your best guess at what the species identification is - we'll step in to help if you're unsure.

Most importantly of all - HAVE FUN!

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