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City Nature Challenge
April 30 - May 3
There is nature all around us, even in our cities! Knowing what species are in our towns and cities and where they are helps us study and protect them, but the ONLY way to do that is by all of us – scientists, land managers, and the community – working together to find and document the nature in our area. By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about your local nature, but you can also make your town or city a better place – for you and other species! Anyone can participate in this bioblitz by recording their observations in iNaturalist between April 30 and May 3. You can record data from anywhere, so it’s an excellent opportunity to get out to one of our great places in Loudoun such as Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve or Bles Park.
If you haven’t joined iNaturalist, here’s how to get started: