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Twin Ports City Nature Challenge 2018

Graphic: City Nature Challege 2018

April 27-30, 2018
Minnesota: Carlton, Cloquet, Duluth, Esko, Hermantown, Proctor, and Scanlon
Wisconsin: Superior

You can make your City Nature Challenge as simple or as engaged as you wish. You can spend just a few minutes taking a picture or attend a pre-event training or take pictures multiple days of the event or do it all. Activities related to the Twin Ports City Nature Challenge are listed below.

Join the competition among 60+ cities and regions worldwide. Help the Twin Ports document the most species of birds, bugs, animals, plants, and any wild living thing during the four-day event by making observations in Carlton, Cloquet, Duluth, Esko, Hermantown, Proctor, and Scanlon, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin.

Why do this? The data collected each year from lots of different places can be useful for scientists and planners if collected the same way for many years.

Who can participate? Everyone.

City Nature Challenge: www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-twin-ports

Related Activities:


  • April 14 City Nature Challenge iNaturalist training at Boulder Lake Environmental Center (Citizen Science Day). Learn how to use iNaturalist and what makes a good observation. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Ryan Hueffmeier at rhueffme@d.umn.edu for more details.

  • April 27-30: Visit a City Nature Challenge Hotspot. Increase your observation opportunities by visiting a local City Nature Challegne hotspot at the main trailhead of Duluth's city parks.

    View the City Nature Challenge biodiversity hotspot map. Experts will be available at the trailheads between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29.

      > Magney-Snively Natural Area
      > Hartley Park
      > Brewer Park/Bellevue Park
      > Park Point
      > Chester Park

  • April 28 & April 29: Volunteer to be an on-site identification expert at a City Nature Challenge Hotspot. We're seeking master naturalists and others who are knowledgeable or expert at identifying local plants and animals and/or are willing to teach participants how to use iNaturalist, the app used to catalog observations for the City Nature Challenge.

    Volunteers are needed at the biodiversity hotspots (map) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29.

      > Magney-Snively Natural Area
      > Hartley Park
      > Brewer Park/Bellevue Park
      > Park Point
      > Chester Park

    Interested? Please indicate your availability here (we'll make final assignments closer to the event).

  • April 27 to May 3 (days and times vary): Volunteer to be an online identification expert for the City Nature Challenge. We're seeking master naturalists and others who are knowledgeable or expert at identifying local plants and animals who can help identify online submissions to the iNaturalist app from Twin Ports City Nature Challenge participants.

    Identification can be done on your own, anytime, between April 27 and May 3. Identifications must be completed by May 3 (participant observations must be submitted by April 30).

    Volunteer identification experts will need to:

      > Let us know who you are by providing information here.
      > Create an iNaturalist account.

    Join the Twin Ports City Nature Challenge 2018 project.

City Nature Planning Committee:

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