City Nature Challenge 2021 off to a great start!

Hi Everyone & welcome to the 2021 City Nature Challenge for the broader Pittsburgh region. So excited to see the observations have been rolling in fast & furious today. How exciting to know that across over 400 cities worldwide you all are collaborating to document as much biodiversity as possible in places where people live. A couple of reminders: watch your surroundings, stay safe, and check for ticks; mark any plants or animals that have been raised by humans as "captive/cultivated" before you hit that share button; and don't forget to look for tiny things or in unusual locations. If you've got a microscope handy, you might be inspired by this post from Tim Pearce, our mollusk researcher at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: https://carnegiemnh.org/water-bears-why-my-yard-is-like-the-moon/

Here's this year's CNC FAQ. If you have any additional questions, type them here or feel free to reach out to lyonm@carnegiemnh.org.
https://citynaturechallenge.org/cnc-faqs-page/

Looking for a great "why participate" post to share with friends, family, or audiences? Maria Wheeler-Dubas at Phipps Conservatory just posted this amazing blog post:
https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/blog/detail/biopgh-blog-inaturalist-and-the-city-nature-challenge

Keep up the great work, and spread the word to friends and family!

Posted by mandi-lyon mandi-lyon, April 30, 2021 18:40

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PS: It's not really about competition, but if that sort of thing does spur you on, the 3pm Friday update is that our region is really holding its own with much larger metro areas like NYC, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Baltimore. That's incredible. Keep up the good work everyone!!!!

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