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Join Us for a Bioblitz

Join the Earth Discovery Institute and San Diego Natural History Museum for the City Nature Challenge bioblitz. EDI will be hosting the event on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge (access from the Steel Bridge off Hwy 94/Campo Road), Friday, April 27, from 9am to noon. Participants are encouraged to make observations by taking pictures of wild plants and animals and uploading them to the iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/

From April 27-30, 2018, The SDNHM is spearheading our local effort to document as many species as possible via iNaturalist. Not familiar with the app? Not to worry, it’s super user-friendly and free, go to: http://www.sdnhm.org/calendar/the-2018-city-nature-challenge/

EDI staff and volunteers will be on hand to show you how to use iNaturalist on your mobile device, and introduce you to another citizen-science platform, Nature's Notebookhttps://www.usanpn.org/nn/become-observer. This free app encourages users to document phenology and become an observer for the National Phenology Network. Please upload these apps to your mobile device before you join us on April 27 to assure a good internet connectivity.

A bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible.
City Nature Challenge is a worldwide competition to see which city can make the most observations of their local plants and animals over a 4-day period. Since San Diego is one of only 35 biodiversity hotspots in the world, we should have this in the bag!

The City Nature Challenge 2018 will begin in San Diego, Friday, April, 27 at 12 AM PT and ends Monday, April 30 at 11:59 PM PT. The Museum will announce the tallied results on Friday, May 4.

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Help A Rare San Diego Species Thrive