Are you up to the challenge?
Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Between April 26-29, accept the challenge and invite friends and family to join you discovering nature all around you. Begin in your own backyard and explore throughout Leon county, making observations using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone.
Saturday, April 27, Join WFSU Public Media, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Coastal Plains Institute for EcoCitizen Day, a Tallahassee Leon County City Nature Challenge Event. Join us at the playground area adjacent to Railroad Square on FAMU Way for kids’ activities, entertainment, and PBS KIDS' character Nature Cat. Grab a passport to record your visits to nature sites and earn rewards from local businesses. Shuttle vans will take you to try dip netting in ponds in the Apalachicola National Forest or to join biologists at San Luis Park. There will be more events held around the county ranging from birding with the Audubon society at Lake Elberta to meeting local butterfly experts at Phipps Park. Visit our website to learn more.
Thousands of people from across the globe will get outside to look for nature in their cities. Results will be announced on Friday May 6th. Tallahassee isn’t the biggest city participating but we are matched with others of similar size. And we have an astounding amount of biodiverse nature surrounding us in Leon County – we can win this thing!
For more information, call 850-570-5950 or go to http://floridanaturetrackers.com/nature-challenge/
For more information, call 850-570-5950 or go to http://floridanaturetrackers.com/nature-challenge/.