Journal archives for April 2018

April 05, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest March 2018 – Wrap Up


March 1–31
@ansel_oommen observed Spear-winged Flies visiting Lamium purpureum plants.
Note the observation field used by Ansel for this observaiton: Interaction->Visited plant: Red Deadnettle.

Observations: 388
Observers (35): @ansel_oommen, 108, @elizajsyh, 103; @susanhewitt, 24; @julietan, 23; @dottiew, 12.
Places: Bronx, 160; Manhattan, 144; Queens, 57; Brooklyn, 18; Staten Island, 9.

Check out the April EcoQuest CITY NATURE CHALLENGE

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April 28, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest 2018 - City Nature Challenge

Maybe the steady precipitation kept some of us indoors yesterday and the sunshine brought them out in Hong Kong and Houston. Rain or shine, we hope more New Yorkers will make observations between now and Monday night. Let’s get the participation rate up to Honk Kong size.

Global tracker:

New York tracker:

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April 16, 2018

NYBG EcoQuest April 2018 – City Nature Challenge


If 300 people in New York City make 25 observation a day for the four days (April 27–30), we will win!! That's just 25 observations a day! Let's make sure we win with an overwhelming margin. Make as many observations per day as you can between April 27–30.

The NYC EcoFlora and many other organizations have a series of events during the City Nature Challenge. See the list of CNC events compiled by Kelly O'Donnell.

pre-CNC events:

Mini Nature Challenge, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Host: Brooklyn Bridge Park and NYBG
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Description: All are welcome. Join the NYC EcoFlora project and Brooklyn Bridge Park for a morning of nature study and observation. Meet other naturalists, share tips and tricks, and learn about the landscape history, plants, animals and fungi of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Wear suitable outdoor clothing (rain or shine). And please bring a fully charged cell phone or camera.
RSVP: Free event, no RSVP necessary.
Meet at the court on Pier 6 (Fornino at Pier 6).

iNaturalist Workshop
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 2:00pm
Host: NYBG
Location: LuEsther T. Mertz Library Reading Room, NYBG
Description: In preparation for the 2018 City Nature Challenge (April 27-30), learn to use the popular website and app iNaturalist so that you can make observation in the five boroughs and help NYC be number one! (Or just learn about iNaturalist because it's a cool website that so many people are already using.) Roving experts and other naturalists will be present to provide one-on-one assistance. Limited laptops will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices (cell phone or laptops) to participate in the workshop.
RSVP: Free event, no RSVP necessary.

Meet at the NYBG Library.

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