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Twin Ports City Nature Challenge

Photo: Woman taking close up photo of leaves on small tree

April 26-29, 2019
In Minnesota: Duluth, Proctor, Cloquet, Hermantown, Carlton and in Wisconsin: Superior
Challenge starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 26 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 29.

The City Nature Challenge is a four-day event during which nature lovers, citizen scientists and anyone interested can contribute images to a nationwide database of wild plants and animals in urban areas.

Why do this? It is a family-friendly opportunity to learn about the wild plants and animals that live in the natural spaces in our cities, along our coastlines and within the boundaries of Duluth, Proctor, Cloquet, Hermantown, and Carlton in Minnesota and Superior in Wisconsin. The data collected each year from lots of different places can be useful for scientists and planners if collected the same way for many years.

What is being counted? Plants, trees, animals, birds, bugs ... any wild, living thing. No pets, livestock or other domesticated animals or plants.

Who can participate? Kids, adults, families, experts and non-experts — everyone is welcome. You need only have an interest in the outdoors.

Where will the Twin Ports teams be making observations? Within the boundaries of Duluth, Proctor, Cloquet, Hermantown, and Carlton in Minnesota and Superior in Wisconsin.

How do I get involved? Make your own observations using the iNaturalist app or upload photos to the City Nature Challenge 2019: Twin Ports project on iNaturalist.

Contact

Minnesota Sea Grant Extension Educator Marte Kitson, mkitson@d.umm.edu, 218-726-8305

University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program is a founding member of the Lake Superior Regional Citizen Science Collaborative

City Nature Challenge Partners


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