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Celebrate Nebraska Pollinator Week, June 21- 27

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has many native pollinators, including more than 200 species of butterflies alone. Celebrate the role they play during Nebraska Pollinator Week this June 21- 27. Through the pollination of crops, insect pollinators add more than $217 billion to the worldwide economy. Species also pollinate more than 180,000 plant species worldwide – ensuring ecosystems produce food for countless other species, including pheasants, songbirds and mammals. Nebraska Pollinator Week is the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s statewide focus …

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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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Lincoln families encouraged to participate in Speaker Series, City Nature Challenge

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LINCOLN, Neb. – As part of the upcoming Lincoln City Nature Challenge, Lancaster County families are encouraged to participate in the virtual City Nature Challenge Speaker Series in April. Participants can join local experts to learn more about the City Nature Challenge, how to use the free iNaturalist app to participate, and get excited about frogs, birds, spiders, fungus and more. To register for part or all of the Speaker Series, visit outdoornebraska.gov/citynaturechallenge. The schedule, including speakers and times in …

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Nebraskans respond with enthusiasm to Nebraska Bird Month Challenge

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskans are interested in birds and community science, as the results of the Nebraska Bird Month 2020 Challenge show. Normally celebrated with statewide birding events, Nebraska Bird Month in May looked a little different this year. To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission took events online, and offered bird lovers a new way to celebrate: by using the crowd-sourcing community science app iNaturalist to record bird observations. Five bird observations were …

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Celebrate Nebraska Pollinator Week June 22-28

LINCOLN, Neb. – In honor of the role pollinators play in Nebraska’s economy and ecosystems, Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed June 22-28, 2020, Nebraska Pollinator Week. Bees, birds, beetles, butterflies, and small mammals pollinate one in every three bites of food we eat. Pollinator species are essential for the ecological services they provide humans, ecosystems and natural resources. The celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week, typically commemorated with pollinator-related events across the state, has taken on a new form this year …

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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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