Bummer! Looks like fun. We'll be down in MD for my niece's birthday.
On Apr 25, 2018 2:30 PM, "Nancy Tognan" <nancy.tog...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *City Nature Challenge - iNaturalist Competition – NYC vs 60 other cities
> April 27-30*
> The City University of NY (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College is organizing the
> NYC arm of the City Nature Challenge. Over 60 cities throughout the world
> are competing. See http://citynaturechallenge.org and
> Challenge: Have as many people as possible make iNaturalist posts of
> wildlife sightings in New York City between April 27-30, 2018. There are
> four ways that NYC can “win” this competition: most total observations,
> most verifiable observations, most species, and most people involved.
> Please note that I am not an organizer of this competition nor am I
> affiliated with CUNY. I am attempting to assist the effort by asking
> birders to each report a few sightings in order to boost our city's results.
> If you have never used iNaturalist but you are thinking about it, now
> might be a good time to try it. Even if you don’t want to use it all the
> time, you might find it helpful once in a while for recording the exact
> location of something you might want to re-locate. If you have a
> smartphone, you can download the app “iNaturalist”; if not, use the website
> To use iNaturalist, you need both an exact time and location of whatever
> wildlife you have found - a plant, animal, fungus, slime mold, or other
> evidence (scat, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses). If you can take a picture
> or audio recording, you should do so, because without it, the observation
> cannot be verified to become “research grade”. Unverifiable observations
> will count for 3 of the competition categories, so it is still useful to
> make them.
> - If you use the app, it will automatically record the date/time, your
> latitude/longitude, along with whatever photo you take with your cell
> phone. Suggestion: If you take a long zoom picture with a non-cell-phone
> camera, take a cell phone picture of the displayed photo in the back of
> your camera.
> - If you use the website:
> - You may enter a sighting with a photo from any camera without
> using the app. You would need to enter a time and location manually.
> - Or if you used the app and posted no photo or a bad photo, you
> can update your sighting with a better photo.
> - However you make the entry, you need to make some guess as to the
> species, family, or other grouping of the organism (“monarch butterfly”,
> “insect”, etc.)
> You can read more about this at https://www.inaturalist.
> Nancy Tognan
> VP, Queens County Bird Club
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