As promised, here are updated details about the City Nature Challenge. We hope you can join this Thursday's webinar, iNaturalist 101. (Note, April 9 is Thursday, not Friday!)
City Nature Challenge/City Nature Month
The City Nature Challenge is now City Nature Month! The focus is on observing nature in your own backyard, and this can be done through entire month of April, not just the last weekend. In the last 7 days, there have been over 8,000 observations!
There is still plenty of time to join in the fun. DC's 2020 City Nature Challenge site has been updated to explain what individuals can do during City Nature Month.
DC's CNC leaders will also provide on-line webinars to teach participants how to become involved. Here are the details for Thursday's webinar, iNaturalist 101:
- Thursday, April 9, 2020
- 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
- via Zoom - register here
iNaturalist 101 will cover the basics of using the iNaturalist app and provide more details about the re-vamped City Nature Challenge.
Future webinars in the planning stages include:
- April 15: Teachers, Educators & Troop Leaders Training
- Week of April 20th: How to Take Fantastic Photos for iNaturalist with Katja Schulz and Ana Ka’ahanui
- Week of April 27th: Identifying Observations
We'll send information about dates, times, and how to register as soon as we have those details.
At any time, you can visit the iNaturalist website and:
- Create an iNaturalist account
- Join the City Nature Month April 2020: Washington DC Metro Area project
- Download the Android or iPhone app
- Practice taking photos of naturally occurring plants and animals and posting them in iNaturalist. Jump right in, or look at their online tutorials
- Follow me (Corinne, iNat handle @oneRtwoNs) -- I'll be making observations in the Park throughout April.
Although we usually send emails only about once per month, expect an email about once per week during April, so we can keep giving you the latest information about City Nature Month.
Corinne Irwin, Chair