The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Because of its participatory, decentralized design, we decided to endorse it. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, we hope you will safely document biodiversity in whatever way you can, even from the safety of your own home.
The challenge starts on Friday, April 30th and ends Monday, May 3rd. During that time, please document as many plant and animal species as you can. From May 4-9th, upload and work on identifying the species you find. Results are announced on May 10th.
A number of Massachusetts groups already exist:
- Visit iNaturalist.org and create an account;
- Download the iNaturalist app from the AppStore or Google Play;
- Sign In to the app;
- Join one of the groups above, create your own or help on your own;
- Start sharing your observations;
- Get feedback from actual scientists, experts, and other naturalists.