City Nature Challenge UK DataBlitz
JOIN THE CITY NATURE CHALLENGE DATABLITZ!
Wow! What an incredible City Nature Challenge this year! We are so impressed with the fantastic 4,363 UK residents who joined the global community of 38,000+ people getting outside and making observations of nature – while staying safe & keeping others safe as well. A huge THANK YOU to all of you!
So now we’re in the uploading/identifying phase of the City Nature Challenge and we still need your help to put all this amazing nature on the map!
UPLOAD YOUR NATURE PHOTOS
If you still have photos you took during April 24-27 but haven’t had a chance to upload them to iNaturalist yet, now is the time! We have until May 3.
JOIN THE DATABLITZ
To make all the photos uploaded count towards conservation efforts here in the UK, we need to help identify the species people have been finding! You don’t have to be an expert to help ID – just log in to iNaturalist UK project and help with these tasks:
- IDENTIFY SPECIES – Find photos of “unknown” and give them a coarse ID like “plants” or “beetles” or “fungi” – this will help those folks who do know how to ID down to the species level find those observations. If you can improve on or agree the current ID then great! Check out this short video on how to use the Identify Page on iNaturalist: https://vimeo.com/246153496
- POINT OUT THE PETS – from goldfish to garden roses, mark anything that looks
captive/cultivated as such
- SHOWCASE SOME HIGHLIGHTS – add any interesting finds to the UK highlights spreadsheet to be included in the post event press release: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x5VVv7emROZzs3BY_JSOiH5yfc8uXUTsIpcUUntSuFc/edit?usp=sharing
MEET UP AND CELEBRATE!
Meet some of your fellow UK challengers for the City Nature Challenge Online After Party and
DataBlitz on Friday 1st May. Log in to a series of zoom calls throughout the day for themed chats
hosted by expert naturalists the bring your own beverage for an end of day social.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432