Journal archives for April 2021

April 30, 2021

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:

Here's this year's CNC FAQ. If you have any additional questions, type them here or feel free to reach out to

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:

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

Posted on April 30, 2021 18:40 by mandi-lyon mandi-lyon | 2 comments | Leave a comment