Join us for the 2022 City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region!
The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international effort to document nature that will take place from April 29 to May 2, 2022. What started as a friendly competition between two cities in 2016 has now grown to include over 400 cities across the globe!
You can take part in as little or as much as you want! All you need to do is find wild (not captive or cultivated) plants, animals, fungi, seaweed, bacteria, lichen, etc. anywhere in Whitman or Latah Counties. Then take a photo and upload the observation to the iNaturalist app, and you're done! Scientists both locally and across the world will use your observations in biodiversity data and increase our understanding of species patterns globally.
To participate, follow these steps: 1. Download the iNaturalist app to your phone or device and create an account 2. Find wildlife anywhere in Whitman or Latah Counties 3. Take a photo of WILD organisms (you can observe captive/cultivated organisms, but be sure to label them as such when you upload your photo!) 4. Share your observation to the iNaturalist app 5. Learn more about local species diversity as your observations get identified!
Any observations made in Whitman or Latah Counties from April 29th - May 2nd, 2022 count toward the CNC: Palouse Region.
Learn more about the CNC: Palouse Region at www.palousecd.org/city-nature-challenge.
Join the CNC: Palouse Region iNaturalist project here (note that it is not a requirement to join the iNaturalist project - your observations will count toward the CNC either way!).
The City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region is locally organized by Palouse Conservation District and the City of Moscow.
City Nature Challenge is brought to you by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences. View the CNC FAQs site here.