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Help the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area (including Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and any place within Snohomish, King and Pierce counties!) show the world how biodiverse our region is by making as many observations of as many species as possible during the 2024 City Nature Challenge, April 26 - April 29! In 2023, 482 cities motivated more than 66,300 people to upload more than 1.87 million observations of nature to iNaturalist in the four days of the City Nature Challenge (see 2023 results here). In 2023, Seattle logged 10,057 observations of 1,437 species, with 798 observers participating. In 2024, even more cities across the globe are taking part, asking residents of and visitors to these urban areas to explore nature all around them and document the species they find! Results will be announced Monday, May 6, so be sure to upload your observations by then! What will we find this year in the Seattle-Tacoma area?? You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event! Check back here for events happening in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area during the City Nature Challenge - join with others to make iNaturalist observations and to help ID! For further information see https://www.zoo.org/conservation/naturechallenge https://www.pdza.org/event/city-nature-challenge/ https://www.nwtrek.org/event/city-nature-challenge/ For general information about the global City Nature Challenge, please see https://citynaturechallenge.org/ Your local planning team for the Seattle-Tacoma City Nature Challenge includes: Woodland Park Zoo Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Habitat at Home Program Seattle Parks and Recreation Green Tukwila / City of Tukwila The Nature Conservancy in Washington Washington Invasive Species Council Washington State Department of Agriculture Pest Program