Way to go, Philly!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 City Nature Challenge, adding or IDing observations, as well as our amazing partner organizations. The Greater Philadelphia Area did phenomenally well this year despite the less than ideal weather and COVID-19 restrictions, finishing 6th in observations (23rd in 2019), 13th in species (24th in 2019), and 11th in observers (16th in 2019). Our raw numbers are as follows:

Observations: 23,681
Species: 1788, including 22 species with research-grade observations that had never before been recorded in our area on iNat
Observers: 821

Worldwide, this 4-day effort saw the following numbers:
Observations: 815,258
Species: 32,500+, including more than 1,300 rare/endangered/threatened species
Observers: 41,165

Most-observed species locally: Garlic Mustard
(Alliaria petiolata)
Most-observed species globally: Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Some of our highlights include a Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) and the Red Tree Brain Fungus
(Peniophora rufa).

Highlights from around the U.S. and the world include an amethyst hairstreak butterfly—nearly extirpated in the United States—in Florida, a critically endangered harlequin frog in Panama, Honduras’s first observation of a rare orchid, and the first record in over 40 years of a white-spotted slimy salamander in Arlington County near Washington DC.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone for making this a successful and fun event. We're looking forward to next year already!

Publicado el 04 de mayo de 2020 a las 09:16 PM por navin_sasikumar navin_sasikumar


Great job, everyone! Thanks again for organizing.

Anotado por conboy hace cerca de 4 años

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