Nature is calling with a fun bioblitz activity for you and your family! Alachua County is participating in a global iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, April 24-27. You can help by getting outside and documenting all the plants and animals you can find in your yard or neighborhood and post to iNaturalist through the website or app.
Hello All! Nature is calling with a fun bioblitz activity for you and your family.
Alachua County is participating in a global iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, April 24-27, 2020, and you can help put our community on the map!
Mark your calendar and get outside and document all the plants and animals you can find in your yard and post them to iNaturalist April 24-27:
• Create an account at https://www.inaturalist.org/
• You can also download the iNaturalist app
• Take pictures of plants and animals in your yard and neighborhood (make sure your geo locater is on so it records that the photo was taken in Alachua County)
• Post to iNaturalist through website or app
The information you post will help record the amazing biodiversity in your area and iNaturalist even helps one identify the plants and animals that you post.
Get the free app through your device, https://citynaturechallenge.org/participate/
Training video for the app here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDv2k6dhIr0
See the Alachua County iNaturalist site here, https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-alachua-county
Have fun and thank you for participating!
Organized by University of Florida IFAS Extension, Santa Fe Teaching Zoo, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences
In partnership with Environmental Protection Department of Alachua County, City of Gainesville and the Florida Museum of Natural History
What is a bioblitz?
A BioBlitz, also written without capitals as bioblitz, is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period (e.g., usually 24 hours).