GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT NEWS - The City Nature Challenge is still on – in true lockdown fashion, so keep your eyes open for nature around you.
It takes place from this Friday, 24 April to Monday, 27 April.
Everything in and around your home and the terrain you are safely allowed to be on can be recorded, from the moth on the lampshade, the little mouse in the pantry, your cat, potplant, geckos – plus all the birds, bees, plants and other creatures outside. Wild, captive and cultivated – all are acceptable as observations.
Have a look at all the great ways to attract and record insects easily at your home - Bioblitzing Goggos: www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-cape-town/journal/33098.
Photos, sound clips and videos must be uploaded at iNaturalist.org. Check your date, time and locality settings on your equipment. Only material recorded from the Friday to the Monday in the Garden Route District municipal area will be included in the Garden Route City Nature Challenge 2020.
There is time to upload and identify the interesting finds until Monday, 3 May. You do not have to identify your observations yourself. If you are an expert in any field, now is your chance to jump in and help with identifications.
How to use iNaturalist or the iNat phone App? Online training material is available or contact Sandra for trouble shooting or guidance when it comes to uploads or using the Identify Tool. Direct any queries to Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News, tips and updates are on the facebook page: Garden Route City Nature Challenge and follow the event on www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-garden-route.
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