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Join City Nature Challenge to help document wildlife

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2021 City Nature Challenge invites individuals to explore and document wildlife where they live. The event started in 2016 as a competition between two cities to see how many different wildlife observations they could document using the platform iNaturalist. Since then, this community science event has grown and this year more than 400 cities are set to participate worldwide. Anyone with a camera and access to iNaturalist can participate. Access to iNaturalist is available as a …

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508 species identified in Lincoln’s City Nature Challenge

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Contributors to Lincoln’s 2020 City Nature Challenge entered 1,675 observations of wildlife and plants, of which 508 individual species were identified, in the iNaturalist project over four days this spring. Lincoln and Lancaster County, for the first time, joined 243 other cities for the City Nature Challenge, a global event to observe and record all signs of nature and wildlife. Lincoln’s City Nature Challenge recorded several species that are considered at-risk in the state, according to the …

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City Nature Challenge will be online wildlife observation effort

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The City Nature Challenge annually encourages a global collaborative effort to observe and record wildlife. This year, in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the challenge will be completed online. The City Nature Challenge offers an opportunity to connect with nature and participate in a collective scientific effort, while safely navigating public health challenges. It calls on people to observe and submit photographs of wild plants, animals, and fungi using the free mobile app, iNaturalist. They can …

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