This 'global bioblitz' challenges you to document as much wildlife as you can in 4 days
Calling all residents of Hawaiʻi's concrete jungles, there's a challenge for you. The City Nature Challenge, to be exact. It started six years ago as a friendly competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now it's a “global bioblitz” with close to 250 cities participating worldwide. The event starts Friday, April 29.
Participants need to download the iNaturalist app on their phones, and then they have four days to photograph as many different species of plants and animals in their cities as they can. The Conversation spoke with John Starmer, the volunteer coordinator for City Nature Challenge on Maui, about how folks in Hawaiʻi can participate — and more importantly, how we can win!