April 24-27, 2020 Let's work together, even if we can't be together. Enjoy nature in your own personal way and join us as we document the amazing plants and animals of San Diego County. You can use the app or the desktop version of iNaturalist to add and identify observations. City Nature Challenge in-person group events have been cancelled. With ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, City Nature Challenge partners are following best practices related to increased sanitization efforts, including cancelling events that bring people physically together unnecessarily. We are encouraging staff, volunteers, and partners to follow recommended protocols related to staying healthy. The City Nature Challenge 2020: San Diego County iNaturalist project is still active and individuals are encouraged to make observations on their own and identify observations remotely. Find more information on how to identify observations on iNaturalist’s Blog, exploring nature when you’re stuck at home. Organizers of this annual event, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences will announce the tallied results on Monday, May 3. What do we consider wild plants and animals? Examples of things that are wild: birds flying through a yard, bees and insects visiting flowers, plants growing without irrigation in areas, such as canyons and open spaces. Examples of things that are not wild: domestic animals like dogs and horses, captive animals at the zoo, planted trees, flowers and the like.
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