City Nature Challenge: Boulder/Denver May 1-5th
April 26, 2019 – May 6, 2019
This Friday April 26th marks the start of the City Nature Challenge!
CNC an international competition where over 170 cities are competing to see who has the most biodiversity in their region, and can engage the most people.
It kicks off with a four-day bioblitz from April 26 – 29, and ends with a six-day species identification period from April 30 – May 5.
This year Boulder County is teaming up with the Denver Metro Area to carry out a joint Boulder-Denver Metro Area challenge, and we'd love for Boulder County to have a strong showing.
Here's how to get involved:
Download the free iNaturalist app and create an account
Join the Boulder-Denver City Nature Challenge project
Bonus points: also join the Boulder County Wildlife project and add your wildlife observations year-round.
Get out during the bioblitz and take photos of plants, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, etc.
Upload to iNaturalist with your best guess at a species id, location, date, and any other details (all observations uploaded within that timeframe and found throughout our boundary will be automatically added, as this project is set up as a "bioblitz")
Help identify other people's observations during the April 29 - May 5 species identification period.
You can find more information about the Boulder-Denver challenge here.