Get ready Wellesley for the International City Nature Challenge

Phyllis Theermann

Access your inner citizen scientist and be part of the international City Nature Challenge.

The first City Nature Challenge was an eight-day competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, engaging residents and visitors in documenting nature to better understand urban biodiversity. Over 20,000 observations were made by more than 1000 people in a one-week period, cataloging approximately 1600 species in each location, including new records for both areas.

Wellesley is now competing in the 2019 City Nature Challenge to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

Learn more on April 23rd at 6 pm in the Wakelin room of Wellesley Free Library. Come learn how to use I naturalist  and how to take photos for the project. Interested residents will then sign up to pick a day/location for collecting data from April 26 – 29th.  After data is collected, there will be an identification meeting on May 2nd at 6pm in the Arnold room of the Wellesley Free Library.

This event is co-sponsored by Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission and the Wellesley Conservation Council.

Results will be announced on Monday, May 6th. Will Wellesley win?

Email  nrc@wellesleyma.gov for more information.

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