Welcoming Spring -- City Nature Challenge 2019

Spring is in the air, although winter is hanging on by its fingertips not wanting to leave at the time of this writing. Still, temperatures in the 50s in the next couple of weeks should hurry things along. Red-winged blackbird males are showing up in the Twin Cities area to set up their territories and skunk cabbage is blooming along Minnehaha Creek and other marshy places. It won't be long before spring really takes hold and lots of things will start popping into their spring rituals.

Spring also brings thoughts of wandering the woods, wetlands, and shorelines of the mighty Mississippi and finding that new life to document in iNaturalist. It also brings the City Nature Challenge in which cities around the world compete to find the greatest diversity of life in their area. You can learn more about the City Nature Challenge at

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Posted on March 20, 2019 14:56 by gordon_dietzman gordon_dietzman | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This project will help define the variety of plants and animals that exist in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. The recreation area is a unit of the National Park Service whose boundaries roughly follow the banks and the islands along a 72-mile stretch of the Mississippi River through the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota. We currently have research programs on bats, ...more ↓

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