City Nature Challenge 2018! April 27-30

Hi everyone,

It's back! The City Nature Challenge is on again, this year from April 27-30. It started off in 2016 as San Francisco vs. Los Angeles, last year it was between 16 cities in the US, and this year there are over 50 cities around the world competing! You can see who's participating this year & read more about the challenge at the City Nature Challenge website.

The timeline for the City Nature Challenge is:
April 27-30: Making observations. The project won't accept any observations made before 12:00am on April 27 or made after 11:59pm on April 30.
May 1-3: Getting everything uploaded and identified! As long as the observations were made in the April 27-30 time frame, you can still upload them afterward. Also, the more observations we get identified to species, the higher our species count will be!
May 4: Results announced!

The "big 3" stats that we look at for the City Nature Challenge are (1) number of observations, (2) number of species, and (3) number of people who participated. This year we'll also be putting more emphasis on those numbers with verifiable (not captive/cultivated, and has media) observations.

Here's the SF Bay Area City Nature Challenge 2018 iNaturalist project

I'm tagging you in this journal post because you're one of the top observers and/or identifiers in the San Francisco Bay Area recently, and we'd love your help with the City Nature Challenge! All nine counties that touch SF Bay are fair game for the CNC, and we need folks out there making observations, finding species, and helping to ID the observations coming in. There will also be quite a few bioblitz events being held around the Bay Area that weekend - I'll post them to the SF Bay Area CNC iNat project once they're confirmed. We've also started a list of places in the Bay Area that should definitely be iNatted, due to their high biodiversity and/or unique species. You can see the list, put yourself down for going to a spot during CNC (and maybe find others who want to go with you), or add more places here. There will also be a couple "ID Parties" happening May 1-3, we'll post them looking for people to attend once they're scheduled.

Thanks in advance for your help with the City Nature Challenge! We hope the San Francisco Bay Area wins, but no matter what, we always want to beat LA!

Feel free to write comments & tag others you'd like to see this!

@adrained @aguilita @al_kordesch @alan_rockefeller @alexshepard @aliashraf @alice_abela @allisonjgong @alsholtz @andrewcore @annie33 @anudibranchmom @arnel @asemerdj @avocat @ayedee @barbararice @barry_thomson @biohexx1 @birdgal5 @bluevalhalla @borisb @boschniakia @c_michael_hogan @cae1 @calebcam @catchang @cedric_lee @charley @chloejreid @chris_nelson @cjs041 @clarkia11 @clem @coffearobusta42 @constance @cordulegaster58obliqua @cypseloides @d_kluza @damontighe @dannym @darinjm7 @datnatureguy @dave-barry @dgreenberger @diego4nature @direbecca @djm @dominic @dpom @dsacer @dshell @eddiebug @edoswalt @edwardrooks @eknuth @else @ericsimons @ericwilliams @ezeemonee @farinosa @fher @fogartyf @geodani @glmory @graysquirrel @greglasley @grnleaf @gyrrlfalcon @hfabian @hfb @icosahedron @j-southworth @jbroadhead @jimjohnson @jlmartin @jmaughn @joelle @joergmlpts @john8 @johnascher @johnplischke @joshuabobcatstacy @joshuagsmith @julie_sf @k8thegr8 @kathawk @keithghostwatcherjohnson @kellykrechmer @kestrel @kevinhintsa @kittyoneil @kschnei @kueda @leftcoastnaturalist @lemurdillo @lenaz @leptonia @leslie_flint @lgottlieb @libbing_life @lisa_bennett @loarie @lonnyholmes @lorri-gong @lsauma @maractwin @marinmaverick @marionanoiram @mazer @mcduck @merav @metsa @mikhael @mizgreenejeans @morgancantrell @mpkw @mrchasse @natbat @naturechris @nelruzam @newtpatrol @nicolas_forestell @nlblock @npdoty @ocean_beach_goth @oddirt @paloma @pbrastow @pdvmushroom @philwarren @pisasterpursuer @pliffgrieff @pocketmouse @ppauchnick @psweet @raphaela_fb @raulagrait @rebeccafay @rhislop @rhole @richardwasson @ripple @robberfly @ross2 @rudyard @sambiology @sciencebabe @sdash @sea-kangaroo @sganley @silversea_starsong @slloyd @snickelfritz76 @stuartrichardson @studentlc @susanhewitt @suzm @suzrj @tahil @tanacitafolia @tcurtis @terrydad2 @th0th @thefruithunter @tigerbb @tiwane @tkoffel @tlaloc27 @tomv @tonicorelli2 @truthseqr @utopia4sharing @vermfly @vicfazio3 @wildmarin @wooac @wyattherp @xyz

Publicado por kestrel kestrel, 07 de febrero de 2018

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I'm stoked for this. I'm going to try to organize a field trip with the Central Valley Bird Club to encourage members to use iNaturalist and cover the Vaca Mountains. I'm curious about how to increase our totals the most. Obviously getting more participants and covering areas that received little or no coverage in previous years will do the most but I've also been thinking about taxa that have been ignored. Fish seem way underrepresented. We had 43 species of mammals but only 17 species of fish. It seems in an area with oceans, bays, freshwater, and brackish habitats the diversity of fish has to be much much higher.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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I was also thinking about how to exploit the water! (Go pester fishermen and skin divers? Take up tenkara?) I was considering scuba, and looks like San Mateo County coast is too iffy, but there are apparently a bunch of sites in Sonoma! Anyone have experience there?

Publicado por sea-kangaroo hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Ah, you've added a Maine interloper to your conversation! We may be a small state with a small population, but we have big ambitions - we want to beat a city! ;-) Thanks for including me in this post, Alison. You're inspiring me...

City Nature Challenge - the super bowl (the superb owl?) of naturalists!

Publicado por gbh hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@sea-kangaroo Last year I added white sturgeon by asking a fisherman about their catch. They let me take a picture of what they hauled in. Unfortunately they only had one sturgeon. I was checking the piers off Benecia for fisherman but it was the Friday and not many people were around.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@gbh welcome! I'm excited to see what comes in from Portland & Bangor this year for their first time in the City Nature Challenge! @sea-kangaroo & @vermfly I know Salt Point & Stillwater are dive sites, but I don't personally know anyone who dives there - and I think most people dive it in the summer/fall when it's calmer. Maybe we should talk to David Lang of OpenROV (https://www.openrov.com/) - he's donating a bunch of ROVs to the California MPA Collaboratives, maybe he has one he's willing to have used for the City Nature Challenge? If we can think about a good spot to launch it where we think we'd get good diversity, we could make the ask...

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Is anyone plugged into the SF Bay or San Mateo coast fishing communities? A bit of outreach on Facebook groups or listservs in the area to get some fisherman taking pictures of their catches that weekend could be super useful to upping the fish count. I'll poke around Facebook groups a bit and see if I can find something.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Hi all - I know it's far afield for many of you, but I'm hoping to lead a little expedition to the Knoxville Wildlife Area (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Knoxville-WA) probably either on the Friday or Monday of the City Nature Challenge (Apr. 27-30). There are two spots I particularly love there: (1) a serpentine hillside right off the road that burned a few years ago in the Lake County fires and has had amazing wildflowers the past couple years, and (2) Zim Zim Valley, which has wonderful butterflies and wildflowers in the spring and leads to Zim Zim Falls (http://tuleyome.org/trails/zimzim/). Here are my species/observations from a few trips up there: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=38.967089731765135&nelng=-122.14138068258762&place_id=any&swlat=38.67285207240664&swlng=-122.63576544821262&user_id=kestrel&view=species

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Realizing that some people aren't getting notifications through mentions in journal posts, so putting everyone in a comment too - let's get some planning for the City Nature Challenge going!: @adrained @aguilita @al_kordesch @alan_rockefeller @alexshepard @aliashraf @alice_abela @allisonjgong @alsholtz @andrewcore @annie33 @anudibranchmom @arnel @asemerdj @avocat @ayedee @barbararice @barry_thomson @biohexx1 @birdgal5 @bluevalhalla @borisb @boschniakia @c_michael_hogan @cae1 @calebcam @catchang @cedric_lee @charley @chloejreid @chris_nelson @cjs041 @clarkia11 @clem @coffearobusta42 @constance @cordulegaster58obliqua @cypseloides @d_kluza @damontighe @dannym @darinjm7 @datnatureguy @dave-barry @dgreenberger @diego4nature @direbecca @djm @dominic @dpom @dsacer @dshell @eddiebug @edoswalt @edwardrooks @eknuth @else @ericsimons @ericwilliams @ezeemonee @farinosa @fher @fogartyf @geodani @glmory @graysquirrel @greglasley @grnleaf @gyrrlfalcon @hfabian @hfb @icosahedron @j-southworth @jbroadhead @jimjohnson @jlmartin @jmaughn @joelle @joergmlpts @john8 @johnascher @johnplischke @joshuabobcatstacy @joshuagsmith @julie_sf @k8thegr8 @kathawk @keithghostwatcherjohnson @kellykrechmer @kestrel @kevinhintsa @kittyoneil @kschnei @kueda @leftcoastnaturalist @lemurdillo @lenaz @leptonia @leslie_flint @lgottlieb @libbing_life @lisa_bennett @loarie @lonnyholmes @lorri-gong @lsauma @maractwin @marinmaverick @marionanoiram @mazer @mcduck @merav @metsa @mikhael @mizgreenejeans @morgancantrell @mpkw @mrchasse @natbat @naturechris @nelruzam @newtpatrol @nicolas_forestell @nlblock @npdoty @ocean_beach_goth @oddirt @paloma @pbrastow @pdvmushroom @philwarren @pisasterpursuer @pliffgrieff @pocketmouse @ppauchnick @psweet @raphaela_fb @raulagrait @rebeccafay @rhislop @rhole @richardwasson @ripple @robberfly @ross2 @rudyard @sambiology @sciencebabe @sdash @sea-kangaroo @sganley @silversea_starsong @slloyd @snickelfritz76 @stuartrichardson @studentlc @susanhewitt @suzm @suzrj @tahil @tanacitafolia @tcurtis @terrydad2 @th0th @thefruithunter @tigerbb @tiwane @tkoffel @tlaloc27 @tomv @tonicorelli2 @truthseqr @utopia4sharing @vermfly @vicfazio3 @wildmarin @wooac @wyattherp @xyz

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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YES!!! Lets beat LA this time!! ;) I'll be looking forward to this! Also, it will be so great to get more observations from Calabar and Kuala Lumpur, this is awesome!!

Publicado por calebcam hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Sadly, this coincides with the Henry Coe State Park Backcountry Weekend -- the one weekend each year when you can car camp in the infrequently-visited southern part of the park.

Publicado por dsacer hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thanks for the heads up. Sadly I'm not in LA city anymore, but maybe I can arrange something.

Publicado por silversea_starsong hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thanks for the heads up! I'll definitely see what I can do. :D

Publicado por graysquirrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Wish I were in California that weekend, but I'll make sure to keep up with IDing!
I'll see if I can spread it around through the folks at my old lab as well and see if they can't add some subtidal or fouling species.

Publicado por hfb hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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It's on my calendar!!! Even though I live outside the boundary, I will try to make some day trips.

Publicado por birdgal5 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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What I'm disappointed about is the lack of ideal precipitation that has occurred this season in LA. The herbaceous annuals and other plant life that usually explodes at this time of year is encountering a very severe setback, and I look forward to seeing them every year. Got to act on it somehow :(

Publicado por diego4nature hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Wait, does anyone know if the LA boundary covers LA County, or just the City of LA?

Publicado por diego4nature hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@diego4nature Last year I believe it was just the city of LA (in 2016 it was the County). But I think SF used all neighbouring counties including SF.

Publicado por silversea_starsong hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thank you, I just need to determine which spots I should hit to maximize the opportunities for my contribution to the CNC.

Publicado por diego4nature hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Ah man I love City Nature Challenge so much! Unfortunately, I can no longer participate as a member of the Bay Area since I moved to Arcata. Gotta get some North Coast Inat representation up here!

Publicado por nelruzam hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@silversea_starsong & @diego4nature the LA boundary should be all of LA county - it's stayed the same all three years, I believe.

@nelruzam - awww, too bad! Though I lived three years in Arcata and definitely appreciate the incredible wild places up there!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thank you for the clarification!

Publicado por diego4nature hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@dsacer I think Henry Coe is mostly in the zone for the event. Just take pictures of everything and bulk upload when you hit civilization.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thank you for the heads up. I will mark my calendar.

Publicado por richardwasson hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@vermfly the part of Henry Coe State Park easily accessed via the Bell Station entrance (six miles north of Highway 152) is pretty much all outside the zone for this event.

Publicado por dsacer hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'll work on getting the word out.

Publicado por wyattherp hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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I'm in. It's the Point Reyes Birding Festival that weekend so lots of iNaturalist folks will be out observing.

Publicado por lenaz hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@vermfly and @dsacer, Henry W. Coe State Park consists of 89,164-acre, much of it wilderness, spread over Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties. Even if it doesn't all qualify for the City Nature Challenge event, it would still be great to add some observations from this beautiful, less frequently visited park! I backpacked there 40+ years ago and never saw another person after we had walked about a mile in from the parking lot.

Publicado por birdgal5 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@birdgal5 In the spring, it's a bit more visited than that now; there's often a crowd swimming at China Hole on warm spring days. Anything requiring a day's walk still gets almost no visitors though. Had an experience a few years back where I saw a colony of jackrabbits which behaved as if they had never seen a human. They hopped up to us and sniffed, as if plotting how to steal our supply of carrots.

I'll get what observations I can in this area.

Publicado por dsacer hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Sounds amazing @dsacer! Can't wait to see what you find.

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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This looks like fun!

Publicado por alan_rockefeller hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thanks for the invite, Kestrel, but alas, I don't live in or near SF. We do live 2 hours north,
and if that might help you, do let me know.

Publicado por suzrj hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@suzrj Sonoma County is one of the counties included in the event.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Yes, I just found out...so I'm IN...will do my best to help!!

Publicado por suzrj hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@suzrj I'm a Sonoma Co. resident myself - I'll be iNatting all around Sonoma (and beyond) those 4 days! All 9 counties that touch SF Bay are included in the City Nature Challenge, and I'd love to see representation from those "farther afield" places! :)

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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I wish I could participate but I'm no longer in California unfortunately. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you all find very interesting flora and fauna and have a great time!

Publicado por dominic hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Yay! I was wondering when the next City Nature Challenge was. For fish, creel surveys are a good bet (look for fishermen on piers, docks, some shorelines). i wonder if anybody is planning any fish sampling then. These guys periodically beach seine at China Camp, https://www.fws.gov/lodi/juvenile_fish_monitoring_program/jfmp_index.htm

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Maybe a good weekend to plan some bioblitzes in my burned parks.

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@coffearobusta42 It would be so great to have some fire recovery bioblitzes! I bet there will be some interesting fire-followers blooming by then. That weekend (4/29) is also Dia Del Niño so there will be a good number of events happening in parks around the county - I've been talking with some of the organizers to see if they'd want to add a bioblitz or iNat component to any of the events.

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@coffearobusta42 I tried talking to fisherman last year but I had trouble finding any. I did add white sturgeon to the count by doing that.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Thanks for the heads-up! Yes, fire recovery bioblitzes sound great! @coffearobusta42 @kestrel :)

Publicado por direbecca hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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I don't suppose the Monterey Bay area is close enough to count as part of the SF Bay Area? It's not included on the map.

Publicado por allisonjgong hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@allisonjgong We've had repeated pleas to add Santa Cruz to the Bay Area CNC, but we've already got one of the biggest places of all the CNC participating cities. :) I keep advocating for a Monterey Bay Area City Nature Challenge!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Hmmm. A Monterey Bay Area city challenge would, I suspect, be fun! Alas, I'm not the person to go about organizing it by myself, but if there were a group of MB folks who wanted to organize it for next year, I'd be glad to help out.

Publicado por allisonjgong hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@kestrel @direbecca State Parks is planning a Bioblitz for at Trione-Annadel on 4/27 - working on the details now. I'm thinking about working with Team Sugarloaf to make one happen there either Saturday or Sunday. I'm not sure about Robert Luis Stevenson but I may go there on my own.

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Sugarloaf was one of my favorite places to find herps - but alas, it was burned (partially). Any hope for the herps there?

Publicado por calebcam hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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These public fishing piers may give a good chance to capture fish:
https://www.californiabeaches.com/map/historic-fishing-piers-california/

I'll check with my old marine region coworkers from CDFW and see where the best commercial docks are. One good commercial dock might be pier 45 in SF though I'm not sure. Most of the commercial fishermen I dealt with in my DFG days were in southern California or Monterrey Bay.

Also, if anybody knows which marinas have charter sport fishing boats, those might be good places to hang out when the boats return.

Anybody know any CDFW CRFS samplers working that weekend? Get them to iNat!

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@calebcam I'm sure there are still herps. The park was a mix of burn severities - some areas burned so lightly that moss still remains on trees and rocks. Also, there is a lot more refugia than most people realize - especially if you are small and can hide under logs, rocks, or burrow underground.

We're also participating in post-fire amphibian surveys at Ledson marsh in Annadel. From what I have seen there - many small critters survived. We are finding the usual cast of characters under logs and rock (treefrogs, newts, salamanders, mice, scorpions, etc). The marsh had lots of Cal Newt activity. With the current rains and warm temps, we are expecting more amphib activity. The real question post-fire, is not what survived the fire, but how does the ecology change and does that favor some species over others. For instance, I have heard that toads in the Sierras will move into areas that were burned - presumably to take advantage of the flush of new insects that in turn are taking advantage of a new flush of plant growth.

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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That is awesome, I didn't know they were so resistant to fires! Maybe I can check out how they are doing sometime this summer :)

Publicado por calebcam hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@coffearobusta42 Awesome to hear about the Annadel bioblitz! Can I advertise it as part of the City Nature Challenge? And let me know if you decide to do one at Sugarloaf - I'm talking the Master Naturalist class there on March 15 - all the students need to do projects so I'm happy to point them to the bioblitz to help with planning/leading/etc.

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@kestrel Let me confirm details for Annadel - I'm meeting with Sarah Reid, the volunteer coordinator out there today to work it out. I can let you know later today or this weekend.

That's great you are talking to the Master Naturalist class at Sugarlaof. Tony has asked me to present on the subject of citizen science. Though I think we should make you do it, ha ha. I just spoke with Caitlin Cornwall yesterday about monitoring and management concerns for Sugarloaf and how Sonoma Ecology Center may be able to help. I wonder if you and I should talk with Tony Passatino - let me shoot you both an email.

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@coffearobusta42 - Hey Bill! I am very interested in joining you, both at Annadel and Sugarloaf. :) Please keep me in the loop for those two events. Thanks so much! Di

Publicado por direbecca hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Fun. I will do what I can - happens to coincide with the Point Reyes Birding Festival and I'll be leading one or two trips for that so I'll be out and about, though not focused on maxing out species counts of NBOs (non-bird objects).

Publicado por wildmarin hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Hi all,
I just added the list of events to the SF Bay CNC 2018 project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area/journal/15165-events-for-the-2018-city-nature-challenge
There are still more events to be added - definitely join in on any that sound interesting to you, and please spread the word to others who may be interested as well!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Also, @rebeccafay & I will be hosting an ID party the evening of 5/1 at Cal Academy - all of you are invited. We'll provide some food, you provide your knowledge for IDs so we can up our species number. :) We'll post a sign-up form early next week if you're interested!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Hi all, here's the sign-up form for the ID party on 5/1 at the Academy: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S6mhKDKG7Dgvtp-UVRaY7v2nz_qbybXwgMF2lvm5vG4/edit?usp=sharing

We'd love to have you join us!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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BioBlitzing with fellow iNatters AND a chance to compete with LA? YAY!! ABSOLUTELY!! will participate and Help spread the word. Thanks for reaching out - did not know anything about this event until you tagged me.

Publicado por mizgreenejeans hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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I'll be hiking Lobos Creek up to Rob Hill campground in the Presidio of SF with my second grade students on the 26th-and hiking back down to Baker Beach on the 27th- We are studying the native plants in class and they're going to be really excited to be able to post what they find on the 27th for the Nature Challenge- wonder if there are other teachers participating with classes?

Publicado por room206loboscreek hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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@room206loboscreek So cool! I can't wait to see what they find!

I don't know personally know other teachers participating with their classes, but I do know it's happening, both in the Bay Area and in the other competing cities around the globe. I don't know if you've seen it already, but if it's useful to you, definitely check out our City Nature Challenge Educator Toolkit: http://citynaturechallenge.org/education-toolkit/

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Hi all,
Just wanted to invite folks on this thread to join us at Trione-Annadel or Sugarloaf Ridge State Parks for an invite-only/volunteer bioblitz. This is in addition to the public bioblitz on Saturday at Trione-Annadel.

Trione-Annadel: 4/27, 9 am to Noon
Meet at Lawndale parking lot. We'll do an in and out hike up Lawndale and then back to the parking area by noon. We can also shuttle a group to Shultz for an in and out hike there. This blitz is open to invitees and Trione-Annadel volunteers only. Just let me know if you are coming.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: 4/27, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
• Meet at main parking lot (on the left past the kiosk). One group will shuttle to the Vista Trail and hike to Gray Pine and then return via Meadow Trail. Another group will do a shorter hike, heading up Lower Bald Mtn Trail and return on Stern Road. This bioblitz event is open to the public, provided they pre-register at brownpapertickets.com.
Please register on brown paper tickets and join the project page.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3386951
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sugarloaf-ridge-state-park-bioblitz-2018

Trione-Annadel, 4/28, 10 AM to 2 PM.
Meet at Warren Richardson Parking lot. We will shuttle to the White Oak Gate. One group will take the easy hike back to Warren Richardson. The other group will do a longer hike following Two-Quarry to Marsh trail and then taking South Burma To Warren Richardson. This bioblitz event is open to the public, provided they pre-register at brownpapertickets.com.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3390444

I just learned the good news that most of remaining trails will open in Annadel today except for two remaining closures: 1) Ridge Trail from Marsh Trail at Ledson Marsh north to Marsh Trail intersection 1.6 miles south of Canyon Fire Road, 2) Marsh Trail between Lawndale Trail and Pig Flat Trail.

Thanks, Bill

Publicado por coffearobusta42 hace casi 3 años (Marca)
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Hi all - wanted to make sure you saw this list to help with the confirming & refining process! It's going to be in a few parts so it doesn't exceed the character limit in comments:

During the 2018 City Nature Challenge we ended up making observations of species that had not previously been recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area (the 9 counties that touch the bay). Some of these have made it to Research Grade, some are waiting to be confirmed or to have mis-IDs changed. Help us refine this list to figure out exactly what species we added in the Bay Area during the City Nature Challenge!

Fungus
Research Grade
Daldinia loculata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12022744
Entoloma holoconiotum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12010010
Hygrocybe coccineocrenata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11776177
Taphrina alni: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11889086

Needs ID
Coleosporium tussilaginis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=381759&verifiable=any
Pileolaria brevipes: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=351853&verifiable=any
Puccinia balsamorrhizae: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=706998&verifiable=any
Rhizoplaca chrysoleuca: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11714534
Sphaerotheca macularis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11959247

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Arthropods
Research Grade
Andrena auricoma: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=14&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=361386&verifiable=any
Andrena nigrocaerulea: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11532264
Aphis gossypii: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=309466&verifiable=any
Compsomyiops callipes: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12056649
Ellychnia corrusca: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11997587

Entomobrya atrocincta: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11703308

Grammoptera militaris: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12076984
Holopleura marginata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=455424&verifiable=any

Liometopum luctuosum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11827599
Lordotus apiculus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11693831
Neoterpes trianguliferata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11952056
Paracantha cultaris: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12063776
Pogonomyrmex subdentatus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=69529&verifiable=any
Tollius setosus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12080596
Trechus obtusus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11821921

Trigoniulus corallinus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=123010&verifiable=any

Needs ID
Crematogaster coarctata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=68971&verifiable=any
Aceria fraxini: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=542186&verifiable=any
Alobates pennsylvanica: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11978367
Altica ambiens: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12000590
Amphibolips confluenta: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=14&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=135271&verifiable=any
Argia translata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11964869
Cardiophorus edwardsi: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11821940
Clepsis fucana: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11719877
Dilophus nigrostigma: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11969790
Dorytomus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11703288
Ectopsocus meridionalis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11821881
Epiblema deverrae: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11968874
Euleia fratria: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11978886
Greya solenobiella: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11585733
Hexagenia limbata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11825948
Lucilia silvarum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11966956
Malacosoma americanum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11826020
Notonecta undulata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11969356
Oligotoma nigra: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=362840&verifiable=any
Ormenoides venusta: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11778454
Pactopus horni: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=472248&verifiable=any
Philotarsus californicus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=542427&verifiable=any
Plagiodera versicolora: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11815985
Pogonosoma ridingsi: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11968654
Ptenothrix maculosa: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11821924
Ptinus fallax: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12015580
Rabdophaga strobiloides: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11689056
Saltella sphondylii: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11642619
Stenotus binotatus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11710031
Syngrapha rectangula: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11975505
Trichopsocus clarus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=398313&verifiable=any
Eriophyes heteromeles: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=699413&verifiable=any
Kukulcania geophila: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12001628
Philodromus josemitensis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11997161
Theridion californicum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=232550&verifiable=any

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Plants
Research Grade
Aira elegans: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11961462
Allium fimbriatum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=14&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=58353&verifiable=any
Bothriochloa laguroides: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11688845
Calandrinia ciliata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=489239&verifiable=any
Ceanothus megacarpus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11553954
Delphinium uliginosum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=76636&verifiable=any
Elymus x hansenii: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11667463
Fritillaria pluriflora: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12028693
Hierochloe occidentalis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11717463
Lysimachia monelli: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12016369
Phacelia suaveolens: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=68816&verifiable=any
Sarcocornia quinqueflora: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&project_id=city-nature-challenge-2018-san-francisco-bay-area&subview=grid&taxon_id=323891&verifiable=any

Needs ID
Betula alleghaniensis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11791187
Azolla caroliniana: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11957058
Chenopodium glaucum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11692657
Cryptantha intermedia: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12514160
Delphinium nuttallianum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11962171
Juglans major: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11899616
Juncus marginatus: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11853481
Krascheninnikovia lanata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11849037
Leymus x vancouverensis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11580149
Ludwigia palustris: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11629464
Monarda fistulosa: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12695377
Allium hyalinum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11717637
Arctostaphylos viscida viscida: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12027902
Eucalyptus pauciflora: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11636244
Eucalyptus tereticornis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11635569
Farlowia conferta: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11776441
Frullania bolanderi: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11819385
Geranium seemannii: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11859836
Hesperolinon clevelandii: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11578977
Hypoxis hirsuta: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11676558
Leucobryum glaucum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11521256
Lithospermum caroliniense: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11693106
Phacelia viscida: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11693503
Plagiobothrys tener: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12005886
Plagiomnium cuspidatum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11803898
Pleurozium schreberi: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=130677&verifiable=any
Puccinellia maritima: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=167588&verifiable=any
Silene antirrhina: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11531544

Other Taxa
Research Grade
Diadumene leucolena: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11917106
Pseudopotamilla occelata: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11577890
Diversibipalium multilineatum: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=54321&subview=grid&taxon_id=475832&verifiable=any

Needs ID
Bacillaria paxillifer: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11721730
Salmo trutta fario: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12052700
Gemma gemma: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11558250
Megapallifera mutabilis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11522383

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