City Nature Challenge Trips & Events

Hi everyone,

Feeling the need to consolidate a list of trips and events happening for the City Nature Challenge! Some of these trips/events have links where you can RSVP, for the others, just let us know you'd like to come!

If you're planning a trip for the City Nature Challenge where others can join you, list it in the comments and I'll add it to the journal post.

Friday, April 14
12:01 am: City Nature Challenge STARTS
San Mateo Coast trip with @rebeccafay & @kestrel - let us know if you'd like to join us for any or all of these locations!:
6:30 am at Pillar Point Reef for the low tide
10:30 am at Pillar Point Harbor to check out the fouling organisms
2 pm at Burleigh-Murray State Park
Mix Canyon to Blue Ridge with @vermfly on Friday morning 4/14. This is the general area: https://goo.gl/maps/EJhTh7kv6Zv If folks want to arrange to meet and explore the Vaca Mountains along Mix Canyon/Blue Ridge Road just let @vermfly know.

Saturday, April 15
Ring Mountain Bioblitz with @rebeccafay & @kestrel: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ring-mountain-bioblitz
Edgewood Park iNaturalist Trip with @dpom, @gyrrlfalcon, & @leslie_flint: http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/fieldtrips.html
Inner Sunset Bioblitz led by @adrained & the Nerds for Nature during the Green Hairstreak Butterfly Festival: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/green-hairstreak-corridor-bioblitz-2017
Earth Day at the Oakland Zoo with @mtravlos: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=1650
"Competitive nature observing" around Lake Lagunitas from 1-4pm with MMWD (@boschniakia and @lotusmorning)

Sunday, April 16
Solano County trip with @rebeccafay & @kestrel - let us know if you'd like to join us at either or both locations so we can coordinate!:
9:45 am at Jepson Prairie for their 10 am docent walk
2 pm taking Grizzly Island Road through Suisun Marsh - stopping and documenting along the way, getting out to walk in areas that look good!

Monday, April 17
Mines Road trip with @rebeccafay: 10:30 am starting at the Livermore side and heading down Mines Road - stopping and documenting along the way. Let us know if you'd like to join!
Northern Napa County trip with @kestrel: 10:30 am meeting at the south end of the Knoxville Wildlife Area (north of Lake Berryessa) - stopping and taking short walks (especially to some serpentine areas) as we head up the valley, and then heading to some of the areas that burned 2 years ago to see what's popping up there. Let us know if you'd like to join!
Oakland's secret beach! 12-1:30 pm with the California Center for Natural History: https://calnature.org/events/2017/4/17/city-nature-challenge-radio-beach
Marine critters in Oakland! 5-7 pm with the California Center for Natural History: https://calnature.org/events/2017/4/7/city-nature-challenge-document-marine-critters-in-oakland

Tuesday, April 18
San Francisco/South San Francisco trip with @rebeccafay & @kestrel: Based on what has been observed to this point, we'll probably head to various areas around San Francisco and south to document whatever species we can that haven't yet been documented! We'll pick a meeting spot for the morning, consolidate into cars, and head out from there. Let us know if you'd like to join.
Wrap Party! Upload, identify, get help, and hang out. 6-9 pm with the California Center for Natural History: https://calnature.org/events/2017/4/18/city-nature-challenge-wrap-party-upload-identify-get-help-and-hang-out
11:59 pm: City Nature Challenge Ends - no observations MADE after this time will be accepted (totally fine to continue to upload observations made DURING the CNC, though!)

Wednesday, April 19
ID Party at the California Academy of Sciences, 6pm. Please fill out this form if you're planning on coming - we'll need everyone's name ahead of time! https://goo.gl/forms/daNGYcnAUV0qKFfA3

Saturday, April 22
City Nature Challenge results announced! The "final" numbers will be pulled at 9 am that morning, with announcement of results later that day. So make sure all observations are uploaded & as many IDs as possible have been made by 9 am, 4/22!

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Publicado por kestrel kestrel, 07 de abril de 2017

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I'm contracted to look for endangered Mission Blues during these four days, all weather/ sunny day contingent. Will do what I can to participate, but it might have to indirect ( as we continue this relentless, rainy season...insert silent scream) Thanks Alison & Rebecca for all your work to...corral our manias!

Publicado por robberfly hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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MMWD (@boschniakia and @lotusmorning) will be hosting some "competitive nature observing" around Lake Lagunitas from 1-4pm Saturday April 15 after our regularly scheduled habitat restoration event. We'd have a flyer out already but our PR department is working on our rate hike meetings...soon, though!
So @wildmarin you were looking for something in Marin on Saturday afternoon--here it is!

Publicado por boschniakia hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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no definitive plans yet, I have some potential wicked scheduling conflicts, but will do all I can. I plan on hitting places which are less likely to have observations.

Publicado por mazer hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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I sure wish I could go to the Solano county event. I have to work that weekend, in Santa Rosa!
I have that Friday and Monday on my calendar to do my own bioblitz for the challenge I saw posted awhile back.

Publicado por sciencebabe hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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I'm going to take my high school students to Ring Mountain on Monday, April 17th to participate! I will also try to go to the Saturday Ring Mountain BioBlitz. If there are better places in Marin within 20 to 25 minutes of San Rafael that you think I should take my high school students (20 of us), let me know and I can change our location!

Publicado por lgottlieb hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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Looking forward to it! @kestrel

Publicado por thefruithunter hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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I'm afraid I'll be adding to Seattle's count and not the Bay Area's. (At least not LA's?)

Publicado por lemurdillo hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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I'm going up Mix Canyon to Blue Ridge on Friday morning 4/14. This is the general area: https://goo.gl/maps/EJhTh7kv6Zv If folks want to arrange to meet and explore the Vaca Mountains along Mix Canyon/Blue Ridge Road just let me know. I have a spot I meet groups in Vacaville when I lead trips to this area for Sacramento Audubon and the Central Valley Bird Club. This area has some incredible chaparral, oaks, and riparian along Ulatis Creek.

Publicado por vermfly hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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Thanks @vermfly! I added it to our list above. Sounds like a great trip, I look forward to seeing the observations!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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@lgottlieb Thanks for getting your students involved! If it's easy for you to take your students to, I think it's fine if we get double-coverage of Ring Mountain - every observation counts, even if it's not a new species for the City Nature Challenge!

But feel free to take them anywhere if there's a park/open space that's closer to your school/more convenient - China Camp is another nearby spot that should have some good wildflowers & wildlife this time of year, and so far I don't think we've had anyone say they'll go there to make observations - so your students could potentially be our only coverage there, if that's an easy trip for you.

Do what's easiest/most convenient for you and your students! And thanks again! :)

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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Ok, maybe I'll go to China camp. That is a little closer and it would be fun to cover something that is different. I am going to ask my students to participate throughout the weekend too for their HW (they live all over) so hopefully that will help too! Will we add these observations to a Bay Area City Nature "Project"...or do we just have to make observations in the bay area for them to automatically count? Thanks!

Publicado por lgottlieb hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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@lgottlieb The observations will be automatically added to the project, so you don't have to add them separately. The "automatic aggregator" should find them as long as they're made April 14-18 and somewhere in the nine Bay Area counties. And just an fyi that the aggregator runs every 15 minutes or so, so observations might not show up in the project immediately after uploading, but they'll get pulled in eventually.

Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing the observations from China Camp - I'll ID what I can! And let your students know that we really appreciate their help!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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Excellent, thank you !!!!

Publicado por lgottlieb hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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@boschniakia & @lotusmorning Added your Lake Lagunitas info above - let me know if there's a place people should meet/where to get more info, and if you want me to add it to the main City Nature Challenge pages as a public event!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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I attended a GGAS field trip today by boat on the Petaluma River from Petaluma to San Pablo Bay. Is there any special way I need to add observations?

Publicado por hasfitz5 hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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There are two "City Nature Challenges" - utterly confused. Do I need to join both?

Publicado por robberfly hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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@hasfitz5 Nope! As long as the observations are made somewhere in the 9 Bay Area counties April 14-18, they'll automatically be added to our SF Bay Area City Nature Challenge project!

Publicado por kestrel hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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ThAnk you!

Publicado por robberfly hace casi 4 años (Marca)
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Hey all, just a reminder that we (Cal Nature) will be holding an East Bay ID party at 7th Street Revolution Cafe tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 6-9 pm. Join us! More info: https://calnature.org/events/2017/4/18/city-nature-challenge-wrap-party-upload-identify-get-help-and-hang-out

Publicado por tiwane hace casi 4 años (Marca)

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