NHM’s City Nature Challenge 2017


On Friday, April 14, the Natural History Museum will kick off its 2017 City Nature Challenge, a national event in which cities across the country vie to observe the greatest number of plant and animal species in our yards, parks, schoolyards and other places, and then submit the information and photos to the iNaturalist website/phone app. All wildlife counts, including bugs, birds, plants, trees, butterflies and more.

Last year, in the very first City Nature Challenge, L.A. barely edged out San Francisco for the top spot, with more than 10,353 observations by our local citizen scientists.  The event was so successful, however, that this year, 15 cities across the country are joining the effort…so we will definitely need the help of all possible participants to come out on top again.

There will be a special kickoff event at 9 a.m. on Friday, at the Museum, where you can explore the nature gardens with museum scientists, learn about urban biodiversity and begin your documentation.  To learn more, see http://www.NHM.org/citynaturechallenge.

About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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