On Sunday, May 2nd neighbors came out on an overcast spring day to identify as many wild plants, fungi and animals as possible.
It was all part of the nationwide City Nature Challenge, a friendly competition between cities to see who can bring out the most participants and identify the most species. More importantly though, it was a way for us all to connect more closely with the world around us and use the power of citizen science to monitor our neighborhood’s biodiversity.
The Denver-Metro area came together for
- 4,362 total observations
- 735 species observed
- 365 observers
- 304 identifiers
Throughout the globe, 52,000+ observers from all over the world collected 1,256,000+ observations of 45,000+ species during the four-day bioblitz!