Thanks to those of you who could join us yesterday for our City Nature Challenge ID Party with Deborah Barber, Director of Land Management for The Nature Conservancy in Maryland and D.C., and Stella Tarnay, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Capital Nature. A big shout out to Carrie Seltzer, Stakeholder Engagement Strategist for iNaturalist, for giving iNaturalist tips and tricks in the plants breakout room and of course a HUGE thank you to all of our naturalists, experts and facilitators who made yesterday possible. It was wonderful having an opportunity to collaborate with people in such strange and uncertain times.
A recording of the webinar is available here. Please note that the file is rather large and may take some time to load.
As Deborah mentioned on yesterday’s call, the last day to identify observations is Sunday, May 3. If you come across a tricky observation, or just have general questions about IDing things in iNaturalist, feel free to join Deborah during her office hours:
Friday May 1, 12 - 1pm
Saturday, May 2, 2 - 3pm
Sunday, May 3, 5- 6pm
For those who did not know, the City Nature Challenge ID party was the final virtual event in a series of four surrounding the City Nature Challenge. To see recordings of the previous three webinars (iNaturalist
101 – Exploring Biodiversity at Home, Exploring Nature with Kids Virtual Learning with iNat and Seek, and
How to Take Quality Photos for iNaturalist) please click
Let's encourage nature lovers to submit their photos! Here's a social media image you can share with this sample caption:
“It's not too late to share your nature discoveries for the City Nature Challenge. If you took photos of wild nature (plants, animals, mushrooms, insects, birds, etc.) between April 24th - 27th, please add them to www.iNaturalist.org. Please upload by 12:00 pm ET on May 3rd so there’s enough time to identify all observations. There are over 1 million iNaturalist users globally who can help identify what you discovered!”
Lastly, we hope that everyone enjoyed participating in the City Nature Challenge. We ask that you will continue to make identifications on iNaturalist.org, and although the City Nature Challenge is over, today is the last day of City Nature Month (April), so let’s keep exploring!
The Nature Conservancy
425 Barlow Place
Bethesda, MD 20814