We’re Getting Ready for the 2018 City Biodiversity Challenge!
Between April 27th and 30th, over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge (CNC).
EwA is participating in this year’s challenge! On April 27th, join us at Crane Beach to observe & record what we see together!
We are needed all over the World to take observations (with our phones and cameras) of as many species as possible. The more the better! This information will help to get a more accurate picture of the biodiversity in Boston area, focusing within the I-495 corridor and out to Stellwagen Bank.
Any observation of plants, animals, fungi, even microbes, made in the greater Boston area made during these days, will count for the challenge.
This is a national event encouraged by iNaturalist, open to anyone in the World and here in the Boston area.
Taking part is easy! To participate:
1) Download the iNaturalist app from the AppStore or Google Play (or use iNat online) & join the iNaturalist City Nature Event.
2) Get familiar with the app. Check the iNat short Getting Started guide and video tutorials.
3) Get outside & find wildlife.
4) Take a picture and then share your observations. Make sure to follow good observation and recording guidelines.
You can also join the many organized events in your area (find if your city participates in the event). We will specifically host one on April 27th (11am – 1:pm) at Crane Beach.
Come & Join us! It’s a lot of fun, and for the great purpose of helping science to better protect the Nature that we love!
What you’ll learn with us by joining our Crane Beach event
Besides having fun, you’ll also learn about:
꙳ The importance of everyone’s participation through Citizen Science
꙳ How to ethically observe and record nature & wildlife sightings
꙳ How to use recording apps such as iNaturalist like pros
And so much more!
Banner Pic: EwA iNat recording of Least terns (Crane Beach, Ipswich MA)