San Antonio Metro Area’s 6th Annual City Nature Challenge 2023

Starts Friday, April 28 through Monday, May 1

 Get ready to deeply engage with nature on these four days! With recent rains flora and fauna are going to be popping with life. Let’s observe and document what is wild in our backyard to what is in our parks.

For the past 6 years, the citizen scientists in San Antonio Metro Area remind the world just how much biodiversity exists here amongst us. The City Nature Challenge is an excellent way to highlight not just this biodiversity but also the active group of folks that engage with nature with their smartphones and cameras.

Let get into Fiesta spirit and into mindfulness of Nature April 28 - May 1 -- City Nature Challenge 2023!!! All observations made on these four days from the 12 counties that make up San Antonio Metro Area. ((Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Goliad, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Wilson.) and uploaded before Sunday, May 6th will count towards the San Antonio City Nature Challenge. Joining the CNC2023 project is optional, I recommend getting updates via the Journal post and see related comments. CNC2023-SA Metro Area Bioblitz Project Link: Click Here.

New – this year are intra “Nature challenges” or “Campus Nature Challenge”, “Chapter Nature Challenge”, “Corporate Nature Challenge “and “Community Nature Challenge”. In short, an umbrella Project has been created to show all the intra “Nature Challenges”. (Click Here- iNaturalist CNC-SA Umbrella project) .

  • Lookup to see if your University, Collage Campus, Nature Chapter, Corporate company are participant in contributing not only to the City Nature Challenge but also if your organization is in the intra- nature challenge. If so you must “JOIN” the project related to your organization you belong to
  • Example- Joe James is a Alamo Area Texas Master Naturalist and is a San Antonio River Warrior. Given Joe as competed the above steps (or has an iNaturalist account in Joe James next steps:

    1. Go to the Umbrella Project on the web: iNaturalist CNC-SA Umbrella project.
    2. Find TMN-Alamo Area Chapter project. Click on the project and “Join” the project. (Via the web it’s on the top right of the screen). This will also update your smartphone app project list.
    3. Likewise, with SA River Warrior project. Go back to step a) and find and click on River Warrior project –“Join.”

Objective for intra "Nature Challenge" is:

  • The greatest number of Wild observations (although cultivated /captured is accepted in CNC). Let it be “wild” about our observations.
  • The greatest number of different species observed.
  • The greatest number of observers in the project. (Campus projects, Corp projects, etc.…)

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me via iNaturalist messages: @peterjoseph

Posted on April 25, 2023 04:48 AM by peterjoseph peterjoseph


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