The City Nature Challenge starts in next Friday!

Hey everyone!

Here we go again - it's that time of year when I tag you all to remind you to participate in the City Nature Challenge! This observation phase of this year's challenge runs from April 26 - April 29 and you have until May 5th to upload and ID your observations.

Like previous years, the challenge area is the county of Philadelphia plus all counties that directly share a border with Philadelphia. This includes Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties in PA and Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties in NJ. We had terrible weather last year on all 4 days of the challenge, so our numbers were a little bit lower than usual with just under 15k observations (we usually hit around 20k), 2k species (100-150 lower than usual), and 662 observers (well short of our goal of 1k). Despite the bad weather, @mattparr crossed 500 species which is the first time anyone has done that in the Philly CNC. Hopefully, with better weather this year, we can break some more of our previous records.

I'm tagging all of you here because you are one of the top observers in our region (either during the last CNC, or all-time or recent regional observation leaders) and we would love to have your help in making even more observations during this 4 day period at the end of the month. And to make sure we get as many species as possible, I've made a simple website that shows you all the species that have been reported in our region during April and May, but not yet seen during the CNC: http://targets.cncphilly.org/ (you can currently see the species we missed last year, but I'll be updating it for this year's CNC soon). The species are organized in descending order of how many observations have been made for that species. As people make observations, they will fall off that list every 30 minutes or so.

We would also love your help in spreading the word about the CNC among your family and friends. You can also tag them in the comments here.

Here are some useful links with more info:
Philly CNC website: https://cncphilly.org/
Philly CNC iNat project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2024-greater-philadelphia-area
Main CNC website: http://citynaturechallenge.org/
Last year's results: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2023

Thanks for documenting the biodiversity of our region and we hope you'll help us during the CNC as well.

@srall @mattparr @jameshoughton @seahound @conboy @allisonrhoughton @georgemushkal @that_hippie_chick @nsgilmore @naturejeanne @debbeer @eisnature @heavykevy13 @vorpalvegetable @macneal @average_adam @k_a_christopher @danefroymson @edhawkey @homoaves @go2nature @mark_fallon @hikerbuddy @gardenev @katbird11 @bull1 @jenlesyna @bugsandbirds @rjhcat @phillymycobeth @kmv @mushycarrots @adventurehiker @goodhostplants @linkmdavis @brennafarrell @jstippick @josephthebirder @keimwj @jmole @pachogut @wakk4457 @johnnysap @annebekker @mbwildlife @chippop @brianwhite @maricel-patino @nmacelko2 @arisingunder @sammakler @robizzy @jason310 @dougwechsler @jenovak @augien @liamodo @kdstutzman @evelyntomology @michaelmorris @zroskoph @tomfilip @brittany101 @michaelpirrello @moniquiqui @mikehannisian @maryah @laurenhallden @jhbinaturalist @clearwing_moth @bert_filemyr @elephantspop @underscore1234 @blue_marble @tommymorris17 @selby42 @gong_k @profishing @garlicdog

Publicado el abril 18, 2024 03:14 TARDE por navin_sasikumar navin_sasikumar

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Publicado por garlicdog hace alrededor de 2 meses
Publicado por bugsandbirds hace alrededor de 2 meses

@brucegrant Would be great if you could help out by making your students aware of this. Thanks. Celeste from Taylor

Publicado por bugsandbirds hace alrededor de 2 meses
Publicado por bugsandbirds hace alrededor de 2 meses
Publicado por bugsandbirds hace alrededor de 2 meses

I was working almost every day for the last one so I'm excited to contribute more with this one. I can't help but notice a bunch of the really common fish are missing from last years. I've noticed almost none of the fisherman in our area are aware of iNat so this might be a good time for me to finally renew my fishing license

Publicado por liamodo hace alrededor de 2 meses

I'm looking forward to participating again this year!

Publicado por adventurehiker hace alrededor de 2 meses

@bugsandbirds Thanks for letting me know. I'm in!

Publicado por blackhound hace alrededor de 2 meses

Could you please remove my name from the list? I moved to Portugal since May last year! Thanks. Maricel

Publicado por maricel-patino hace alrededor de 2 meses

I won’t be here but I’ll help with getting observations to Research Grade.

Publicado por maryah hace alrededor de 2 meses

Glad to see so many of you on board! Thank you!

And yes, @maricel-patino , I'll try to remember not to include you next year when creating my lists. I assume you'll still be in the top 30 or so, but I'll keep it in mind.

Publicado por navin_sasikumar hace alrededor de 2 meses

I look forward to contributing.

Publicado por pachogut hace alrededor de 2 meses

It is not a big deal but now my contributions are from Portugal. Thanks. Adeus!

Publicado por maricel-patino hace alrededor de 2 meses

I won't be in the Greater Philadelphia area this year. I will be in Idaho, and will contribute to the CNC out there.
But I will help with getting the CNC Greater Phila observations to Research Grade.

Publicado por naturejeanne hace alrededor de 2 meses

@efalquet Tell your fellow students!

Publicado por bugsandbirds hace alrededor de 2 meses

Let's GOOOO CNC Philly!

Publicado por k_a_christopher hace alrededor de 2 meses

I work in science outreach so I'm also going to chat with my boss to see if I can do a thing that weekend to advertise it

Publicado por liamodo hace alrededor de 2 meses

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