Wellesley will compete in the international 2019 City Nature Challenge to see which city can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.
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, and 1,600 species were cataloged in each location.
Learn more on April 23, 6pm, in the Wakelin room of the 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 and location for collecting data from April 26 – 29. After data is collected, there will be an identification meeting on May 2, 6pm, at the Wellesley Free Library.
Access your inner citizen scientist and be part of City Nature Challenge.
This event is co-sponsored by Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission and the Wellesley Conservation Council and organized in conjunction with Bill Giezentanner, a natural resources planner and management specialist.
Results will be announced on Monday, May 6th. Will Wellesley win? Email [email protected] for more information.