April 17, 2019

City Nature Challenge 2019

Hi Everyone,

Wanted to let you all know that City Nature Challenge is happening this year, April 26-May 5, 2019! Since 2016, this challenge has grown to over 150 internationally competing cities. You can see the full list of cities here: http://citynaturechallenge.org/ This is Northern Colorado’s first time participating in the event and we would love to see the community discover nature in our area!

I’ve tagged you in this journal post because you’re either: (1) a top observer from the Fort Collins and Larimer County Boundary, and/or (2) a top identifier in the area or surrounding over the last year or so. We’re really hoping you’ll participate in this year’s City Nature Challenge. Getting observations from as many people as we can is important, however, it’s top iNat observers like you that will really push us ahead in the number of observations made and especially the number of species found in the Northern Colorado area.

As an incentive, we are offering our top observer the chance to win a free Garden in a Box! For more information, visit our website: https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/city-nature-challenge
The easiest way to join in is to just make as many observations of as many species as possible during April 26-29. Helping with IDs will also increase our species number, so that’s a great way to help out as well.

On Tuesday, April 30 we are hosting a free lunch and ID party from 11-1 pm at our Natural Areas campus. If anyone is interested in joining us to help identify observations, then please login to https://engage.fcgov.com to sign up. And of course, spread the word! City Nature Challenge 2019: Northern Colorado iNaturalist project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2019-northern-colorado

The details: the CNC runs from 12:01 AM on Friday, 4/26 to 11:59 PM on Monday, 4/29. We're announcing results on Monday, 5/6, so try to get all your observations uploaded by then! Also, the more observations we can get identified down to species by then, the higher our species number will be.

Please feel free to ask questions, etc. in the comments – and definitely add others to this journal post via tagging them in the comments!

@dduff @joshuagsmith @john8 @paloma @aguilita @greglasley @jackerfield @maxallen @nlblock @mikepatterson @texaskingbird @vantruan @maractwin @maxkirsch @benmcclellan @brandonwoo @tonnessen @johnascher @psweet @bugman1388 @austinlep5288 @mike_hofmann @arrowheadspiketail58 @kevinhintsa @rojosmojo @mlodinow @ericwilliams @bronte2 @msieges @forester93 @jimjohnson @melimez @d_kluza @bug_eric @lincolndurey @wouterteunissen @kleric42 @mark67 @silversea_starsong @mmwebb @owlentine @timbir5 @mjeklass @joed @crontl72 @aplodontia @dailyentomologist @sammid @lnixon001 @jpm58 @suzanne11 @timothyweinmann @okail @alliepetersen @cjhelm295 @pedro9 @sarahgrace2 @franciscommercon @tubanjosh @mackenzie8 @austinhess

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