Diario del proyecto City Nature Challenge 2021: Bonner County, ID

04 de mayo de 2021

Awesome First CNCBC!

Thanks for taking the time, over the last few days, to get out and help document the incredible biodiversity in the county! The 4 day results are in: 1,305 Observations, 343 Species, and 56 Observers! A solid foundation has been put down for future, regular bioblitzes, and other citizen science projects. CNCBC 2.0 in 2022 is going to be much bigger and better!

Now, between May 4-9, the observations will be identified/confirmed, hopefully down to the genus and species level, so that they can achieve Research Grade status, and thus be eligible to be used in a variety of scientific studies. If you would like to help make or confirm identifications, please review this excellent webinar that the organizers down in Boise made: https://zoom.us/rec/share/MKj8ty6jZKZMbHHq3xx6ulCQNoz4-2eNz-B9DKIm9hQ-xC_w-4YvL4JPPn0pJONf.KPSP7xEO_Yz-NWl-

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Here are some tips shared by thesciencecamel over in Red Lodge to double check your observations:

  1. Make sure you only have one observation per species. This could mean that there are more than one species in an observation, or two observations of the same organism. If you saw 3 different robins and have 3 different observations, that's fine! You just wouldn't want two observations for the same 1 robin.
  2. Double check that you have locations on each observation. Obscure any locations that you are uncomfortable sharing.
  3. Make sure your photo is uploaded. iNaturalist is being inundated with observations right now so I have noticed some observations not showing their photos. It may just take time but double check that your photo uploaded completely.

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Final results will be announced on May 10th. You can see the up-to-date totals for each participating city here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021

Here are the links for the sites participating in the inaugural Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge:

The winner of the Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy will be the site that gets the most Observers/capita – and it looks like tiny but Mighty Red Lodge is the winner!

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Mike Bauer of the East Bonner County Library is hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, May 10 at 4:00 PM to announce the winners of the CNCBC 2021, CNCBC 2021 Champ and Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge trophies. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/782272925738524

The CNCBC 2021 and CNCBC 2021 Champ Sasquatch trophies can be picked up at the library on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 AM. Sassy will be there, so come see her!

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03 de mayo de 2021

Come see Sassy at Riley Creek!

Who’s going to snag the last CNCBC 2021 Trophy? Sassy is right inside the gate at Riley Creek. Can’t miss her! She’ll be there until 6:30 PM today.

And you have until 11:59 PM tonight to get signed up/add observations.

Who can get to 100 Observations? Can we get to 1,500 Observations total?

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We added 12 new Observers over night, but we need 112 Observers total to compete for the Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy. It's 4th and goal from a mile away. Need a Hail Mary play at this point.

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CNCBC - Final Day

Note: Observations made between April 30th and May 3rd can continue to be uploaded through May 9th. Final results will be announced on May 10th.

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“What can one person do? Stop being one person. You don’t have to do it all. Other people are working all around the world on the same causes you believe in. Find them, join up with them. You’ll find your place in the choir. Choose what you love and devote yourself to it. That is enough."
~Joanna Macy

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“In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”
~Baba Dioum

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End of Challenge Day # 3

Follow along on the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/City-Nature-Challenge-2021-Bonner-County-ID-106106278046164

True Story. Back when the Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy was but a twinkle in the eyes of the Bonner County, Boise and Red Lodge organizers, this meme was floating around. We joked that the loser(s) would have to concede “defeat” by using a catfish filter on Zoom. Idaho was pretty confident that Montana would continue talking catfish! 😊

No joke. Red Lodge has shown up. Here are the updated totals:
Bonner County: 1,044 Observations, 301 Species and 41 Observers.
Boise: 2,002 Observations, 437 Species and 108 Observers.
Red Lodge: 229 Observations, 122 Species and 24 Observers.

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The good news. Bonner County added 12 Observers, and 312 Observations today. That’s impressive! We now have over 1,000 Observations in a 4 day period. (To put that in perspective, prior to the CNCBC, Bonner County had 3,919 Observations over several Years.)

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The bad news. There is only one more day of the CNC, and that last day, tomorrow, is a working day (Monday). It’s the 4th Quarter and we’re probably going to need to put another 50 Observers on the board to match Red Lodge. It’s not impossible, but we’ll need to spread the word and encourage a BUNCH of others to join, and add at least one observation.

Remember: You don’t need to be a resident of Bonner County. You just need to be IN Bonner County for your observation to count in the CNCBC. Please Share this post with your friends and family! We…really…do need your 5th cousin from Fargo to participate! It’s just this EASY:
https://vimeo.com/162581545

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“Win” or “Lose”. It’s been a wonderful experience! Thanks to all the folks who have participated so far!!

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The Day 3 CNCBC Trophy goes to…(man it was close!)…susanbh. Congratulations! She just so happens to be atop the Most Species leaderboard as well. Will she stay there and win the CNCBC 2021 Champ Trophy?

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Challenge Day #4 CNCBC 2021 Trophy. No more Sassy Clues: She’ll be at Riley Creek campground until 6:30 PM tomorrow, MONDAY 5/3. First one to find her -and- have 20 unique species wins it. After 6:30 PM, Sassy will finally be able to rest at her home, the WaterLife Discover Center in Sagle, until Monday, May 10. On that day, she’ll be at the East Bonner County Library for the Facebook Live Event at 4:00 PM.

To qualify to win the last CNCBC 2021 Trophy, send an email with CNCBC 2021 in the Subject line to cncbonnercounty@gmail.com as soon as you’ve made an observation of Sassy and 20 different organisms. Include your name, your iNaturalist user name, and contact information in the body of the email.

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Good Luck finding Sassy, and happy iNatting!

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02 de mayo de 2021

Sassy Clues: Challenge Day #3!!!

In case you missed them, here are the clues to find Sassy today, SUNDAY, May 2 until 6:30 PM*:

  • Location rhymes with Kinnikinnick
  • Location named after husband and wife. Nicky donated the trailhead land in honor of her late husband, Mick
    (*To find Sassy today, you won’t have to walk far. If you don’t see her after walking a little while on the trail, you’ll be SURE to see her on the way back. She’s decided to be a little tricky for Day 3 of the Challenge.)
    And…here are the clues for where you can find on MONDAY, May 3 until 6:30P: Monday is the final day of the CNCBC, so that is last day to win one of the CNCBC Trophies.

  • Location is an Army Corps of Engineers site
  • You can find it by turning at a large lumber yard
  • Near a ferry crossing from over 150 years ago
    After 6:30 PM, she’ll be moved to the next location. Clues for the MONDAY location will be posted here, again, tomorrow morning.
    To qualify to win a CNCBC 2021 Trophy, send an email with CNCBC 2021 in the Subject line to cncbonnercounty@gmail.com as soon as you’ve made an observation of Sassy and 20 different organisms. Include your name, your iNaturalist user name, and contact information in the body of the email. The principal organizers of the CNCBC - the ones who know where she’ll be hiding - are not eligible to win the “CNCBC 2021” Sasquatch trophies. Previous daily winners cannot win a second daily prize, but they can win the overall “CNCBC Champ 2021” trophy, which will be awarded to the person who makes the most unique observations.
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    You can watch the results live from all over the world here: https://www.inaturalist.org/.../city-nature-challenge-2021.
    And you can watch the Bonner County observations being made here:
    http://www.inaturalist.org/.../city-nature-challenge-2021...
    Will we win the Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy?? Check out our competition:
    -Boise: https://www.inaturalist.org/.../city-nature-challenge...
    -Red Lodge: https://www.inaturalist.org/.../city-nature-challenge...
    Good Luck, and happy iNatting!

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End of Challenge Day #2

In previous posts, it was stated that, to win the CNCBC 2021 Champ Trophy, you’d need to make the most unique observations of different species over the 4 days of the competition. This would be the leader of Most Species category. If there is a discrepancy between the Most Observations # and the Most Species #, it’s probably because some of the observations remain Unknown. One the unknowns are resolved, over the course of the ID period between May 4-9, then the winner of the CNCBC 2021 Champ Trophy will be determined.

As it stands now, at the end of Day 2, patmeyers has jumped into the lead of Most Observations with 95!

There doesn’t seem to be a winner of the Day 2 CNCBC 2021 Trophy (no one seems to have made an observation of Sassy at Round Lake State Park). If that’s the case, maybe that trophy should be given to the extremely helpful and professional staff at the park to be displayed in their Visitor Center?

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How is Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy competition shaping up?

  • Bonner County now has 727 Observations, 222 Species and 29 Observers.
  • Boise has 1,465 Observations, 338 Species and 91 Observers.
  • Red Lodge has 191 Observations, 99 Species and 19 Observers.
The trophy will be awarded to the site that gets the most Observers per capita. The respective population sizes of the challenges are:
  • Bonner County: 45,739
  • Boise Area: 242,160
  • Red Lodge (Carbon County): 10,725

What does this mean? For Bonner County to be in contention, it will have to at least triple the number of Observers over the final two days of the CNC.

To count as an Observer, all you have to do is make ONE Observation. How do you do it? It’s ridiculously easy:
1) Download the free iNaturalist app.
2) Create an account.
3) Make an observation (usually a photo, but a sound recording counts).
4) Upload it (it will be automatically counted for the CNCBC).

Here’s a good, short video of how to do it:
https://vimeo.com/162581545

There’s still time, Bonner County! We’re counting on Garfield, Dover, Sagle, Blanchard, Priest Lake, Priest River, Laclede and Oldtown to get on the map!

If nothing else, take some photos of plants in your backyard!

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01 de mayo de 2021

Sassy Clues: Challenge Day #2

In case you missed them, here are the clues to find Sassy TODAY, Saturday, May 1 until 6:30 PM:

  • Location is in a state park
  • Creeks running into and out of a lake at the site have the same name
  • Be sure not to park on busy highway named after twin brothers Adolph and Dilphus
And…here are the clues for where you can find Sassy TOMORROW, Sunday, May 2 until 6:30P:
  • Location rhymes with Kinnikinnick
  • Location named after husband and wife. Nicky donated the trailhead land in honor of her late husband, Mick

After 6:30 PM, she’ll be moved to the next location. Clues for that location will be here posted here tomorrow morning.

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Congratulations to Idaho_Tom for winning the Day 1 CNCBC 2021 Trophy! He found Sassy at the American Heritage Wildlife Foundation east of Clark Fork. Kathleen St. Clair-McGee has done a wonderful job with the Nature Trail on her property! Reminder: You can only win ONE CNCBC 2021 Trophy. BUT, keep making observations today through Monday so you can be in the running for the CNCBC 2021 Champ Trophy (for the most total observations). As of now, susanbh has a commanding lead with 86!

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You can watch the results live from all over the world here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021.

You can watch the Bonner County observations being made here:
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-bonner-county-id

Will we win the Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy?? Check out our competition:
-Boise: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-boise-area
-Red Lodge: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-red-lodge-area

Boise is bringing the heat! Hats off to their organizers, and their supporting organizations in promoting the Boise Area Challenge!

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Reminder: Dr. Jim Ekins will be at the WaterLife Discover Center in Sagle TODAY, Saturday May 1, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. He’ll be teaching about aquatic macroinvertebrates and how to ID them. Do not miss this opportunity to speak with one of Idaho’s leading watershed experts! Learn about the Master Water Steward Program he administers. The WDC is a great place to make some observations, too.

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Good Luck finding Sassy, and happy iNatting!

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30 de abril de 2021

Sassy Clues: Challenge Day #1

Countdown: THIS IS IT, Bonner County! TODAY is first of the 4 days of the CNCBC! It’s not too late to download the app, create an account , start iNatting, and looking for Sassy!

Out of the gate, all 3 challenges are on the board (as of 6:00 AM) - Observations, Species, Identifiers, Observers:

No one has found Sassy yet. In case you missed them, here are clues to where you can find Sassy TODAY, Friday, April 30 until 6:30P:
  • What is 50 times 4?
  • Where would you go to get your broken wing rehabbed if you are a raptor?
  • The location is located less than one mile from the river with nearby town of same name.
Are those not enough? Head over to the Facebook Page to see a couple photos that will give you solid clues as to where she is hiding today. And here are clues to where you can find Sassy TOMORROW, for Saturday, May 1 until 6:30P:
  • Location is in a state park
  • Creeks running into and out of a lake at the site have the same name
  • Be sure not to park on busy highway named after twin brothers Adolph and Dilphus

After 6:30 PM, she’ll be moved to the next location.

To qualify to win today’s CNCBC 2021 Trophy, send an email with CNCBC 2021 in the Subject line to cncbonnercounty@gmail.com as soon as you’ve made the observations (Sassy and 20 unique species). Include your name, your iNaturalist user name, and contact information in the body of the email. You can only win one of these smaller trophies, but you could also win the CNCBC Champ 2021 Trophy, which is given to the person with the most observations over the 4 days of the competition.

Good Luck, and happy iNatting!

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Threatened Mammals of Bonner County

Friday is for Mammals

Here is a list of the most endangered Mammals in Bonner County. You probably won’t see any of these, but that’s important to know, too: not only which species are present, but which ones we are in danger of losing from the ecosystem.

Caribou
http://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/17769
State Rank S1: Critically imperiled because of extreme rarity or because some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable to extinction (typically 5 or fewer occurrences).
Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Craniata -> Class: Mammalia -> Order: Artiodactyla -> Family: Cervidae -> Species: Rangifer tarandus
Encyclopedia of Life: https://eol.org/pages/328653
NatureServe Profile: https://explorer.natureserve.org/Taxon/ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.103369/Rangifer_tarandus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System: https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=180701#null

Animal Diversity Web: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Rangifer_tarandus/

Digital Atlas Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/mammal/Hoofed/woca/caribou.htm

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=42199

Montana Field Guide: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AMALC04011

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Wolverine
https://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/17557
State Rank S1: Critically imperiled because of extreme rarity or because some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable to extinction (typically 5 or fewer occurrences).
Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Craniata -> Class: Mammalia -> Order: Carnivora -> Family: Mustelidae -> Species: Gulo gulo
Encyclopedia of Life: https://eol.org/pages/328585
NatureServe Profile: https://explorer.natureserve.org/.../ELEMENT.../Gulo_gulo

Animal Diversity Web: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Gulo_gulo/

Digital Atlas Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/mammal/Carn/muste/wolv/wolvfrm.htm

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?taxon_id=41852

Montana Field Guide: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AMAJF03010

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Grizzly Bear
State Rank S2: Imperiled because of rarity or because other factors demonstrably make it very vulnerable to extinction (typically 6 to 20 occurrences.
https://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/16900
Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Craniata -> Class: Mammalia -> Order: Carnivora -> Family: Ursidae -> Species: Ursus arctos
Encyclopedia of Life: https://eol.org/pages/1241477
NatureServe Profile: https://explorer.natureserve.org/Taxon/ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.102187/Ursus_arctos
Integrated Taxonomic Information System: https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=180543#null

Animal Diversity Web: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Ursus_arctos/

Digital Atlas Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/mammal/Carn/bears/grbe/grbe.htm

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=125461

Montana Field Guide: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AMAJB01020

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Canada Lynx
https://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/16860
State Rank SNA
Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Craniata -> Class: Mammalia -> Order: Carnivora -> Family: Felidae -> Species: Lynx canadensis
Encyclopedia of Life: https://eol.org/pages/328604
NatureServe Profile: https://explorer.natureserve.org/Taxon/ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.102126/Lynx_canadensis
Integrated Taxonomic Information System: https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=180585#null

Animal Diversity Web: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Lynx_canadensis/

Digital Atlas Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/mammal/Carn/cats/lynx/lynx.htm

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=41974

Montana Field Guide: https://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AMAJH03010

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Fisher
https://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/18029
State Rank S2: Imperiled because of rarity or because other factors demonstrably make it very vulnerable to extinction (typically 6 to 20 occurrences.
Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Craniata -> Class: Mammalia -> Order: Carnivora -> Family: Mustelidae -> Species: Pekania pennanti
Encyclopedia of Life: https://eol.org/pages/328592

NatureServe Profile: https://explorer.natureserve.org/Taxon/ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.103714/Pekania_pennanti

Integrated Taxonomic Information System: https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=180560#null

Animal Diversity Web*: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Martes_pennanti/

Digital Atlas Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/mammal/Carn/muste/fish/fisher.htm

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=453109

Montana Field Guide: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AMAJF01020

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Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel
https://idfg.idaho.gov/species/taxa/80252
State Rank S2: Imperiled because of rarity or because other factors demonstrably make it very vulnerable to extinction (typically 6 to 20 occurrences.
Kingdom: Animalia -> Phylum: Craniata -> Class: Mammalia -> Order: Rodentia -> Family: Sciuridae -> Species: Urocitellus brunneus
Encyclopedia of Life: https://eol.org/pages/4465869
NatureServe Profile: --
Integrated Taxonomic Information System: https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=931245#null

Animal Diversity Web*: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Spermophilus_brunneus/

Digital Atlas Idaho: https://digitalatlas.cose.isu.edu/bio/mammal/Rod/squir/squdex.htm

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&subview=map&taxon_id=238953

Montana Field Guide: --

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29 de abril de 2021

Sassy Clues & Overview

Countdown: 0 DAYS TO GO – TOMORROW is the first of the 4 days of the CNCBC!

OK! No more fooling around!! Here are clues to where you can find Sassy TOMORROW, Friday, April 30 until 6:30P:

  • What is 50 times 4?
  • Where would you go to get your broken wing rehabbed if you are a raptor?
  • The location is located less than one mile from the river with nearby town of same name.
After 6:30 PM, she’ll be moved to the next location. Clues for that location will be here posted here tomorrow morning. Need a quick review on how to what the City Nature Challenge is, and how to participate? All you have to do is: 1) Download the free iNaturalist app (get the Seek app, too, while you’re at it). 2) Create an account (must be 13 years old). 3) Go out and take some photos of flora and fauna within Bonner County, and upload them. They will be automatically included in the CNCBC between 12:01 AM on April 30th and 11:59 PM on Monday May 3rd. When taking photos. Remember:
  1. Get closer!
  2. Shoot multiple angles and images.
  3. Take photos that are sharp and in focus.
Here are some good tutorial videos: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials Here are a couple of good ones from the Red Lodge, MT organizer: Here is the FAQs doc: https://www.calacademy.org/citizen-science/city-nature-challenge/FAQs The City Nature Challenge 2021: Bonner County, ID (CNCBC) is in a competition involving over 400 sites around the world. There are no prizes to win, although there will be a leader board showing how many people, observations and species are counted in each individual challenge. You can watch the results live from all over the world here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021. And you can watch the Bonner County observations being made here: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-bonner-county-id (this is also a great site to get lots of info – see the About section and Journal entries). Regionally, Bonner County, Boise, and Red Lodge, MT have a mini competition going on. We are all competing for a newly created Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy. It will be awarded to the site that gets the most people to participate per capita. Participation involves making at least one observation and uploading it. The winning site will be able to keep the trophy until next year. You can watch their results come in: The City Nature Challenges have, in every place they’ve been conducted, set a new baseline for nature observations. Will that be true for the three regional challenges? Here’s the baseline as of Thursday, April 29, 2021:
  • Bonner County: Observations: 3,919; Species: 1,078; Observers: 463 | County population.: 45,739 | % observers/pop.: 1.0%
  • Carbon County (Red Lodge, MT): Observations: 4,521; Species: 1,480; Observers: 373 | County population: 10,725 | % observers /pop.: 3.5%
  • Ada County*: Observations: 18,116; Species: 2,062; Observers: 1,647 | County population: 481,587 | % observers/pop.: 0.3%
    (*The Boise Area challenge will 242,160 as the population, since that number represents the 2020 population of Boise and Garden City - the two areas contained in their project.)

Locally, participants can win one CNCBC 2021 Trophy, and a CNCBC 2021 Champ Trophy.
  • To win one of the CNCBC 2021 trophies, you’ll need to find Sassy, a cut-out of a Sasquatch -and- 20 unique species. She’ll be hidden in 4 different locations in Bonner County. You can only win one of these. To qualify, send an email with CNCBC 2021 in the Subject line to cncbonnercounty@gmail.com as soon as you’ve made the observations. Include your name, your iNaturalist user name, and contact information in the body of the email. The first person that does so on each day gets a trophy.
  • To win the CNCBC 2021 Champ Trophy, you’ll need to make the most unique observations of different species over the 4 days of the competition.
  • The trophies can be seen in a display case in the East Bonner County Library. Thanks again to Chad Butherus of Hard Art Studios, NE of Rathdrum, for donating the CNCBC 2021 Trophy, and to the Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists for donating the CNCBC 2021 trophies and creating Sassy!
  • The winners will be announced during a Facebook Live Event on Monday, May 10th at 4:00 PM. Here’s the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/782272925738524.

  • The trophies can then be picked up at the library at 10:00 AM on Saturday May 15th.
  • If the CNCBC wins the regional competition, Mike Bauer will accept it on behalf of the county, and it will be displayed in the library (but it will rotate around the county to maintain enthusiasm for observing nature, and to build momentum for future bioblitzes.
  • Reminders:
    1) You don’t have to live in Bonner County to participate. So, folks from Benewah, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone: come help! Next year the CNCBC can become a North Idaho Challenge! Heck, we even want our Washington and Montana neighbors to slip over the border and participate!
    2) Dr. Jim Eakins of IDAH2O will be at the WaterLife Discovery Center (WDC) in Sagle on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM to teach about aquatic macroinvertebrates and how to ID them. Do not miss this opportunity to speak with one of Idaho’s leading watershed experts! Learn about the Master Water Steward Program he administers. The WDC is a great place to make some observations, too.

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