Spring into Spring!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the overwhelming support in joining the project and sharing this with your networks to help us continue to grow. We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy, and are able to enjoy nature to some capacity. As a quick reminder, daylight savings begins this Sunday 3/14! As the first day of spring approaches, we are excited to see what observations people make between when we “spring forward” and the arrival of spring!

We encourage everyone who has access to burned sites to go out and make as many observations as you can between Sunday and the beginning of spring (3/21/21). During this time, we will be holding our first of many challenges! At the end of the week, we will be recognizing our top three observers and rewarding them with Fire Followers shirts!

If you do not have access to burned sites or cannot go out to make observations this week, do not worry. We will be holding various challenges over the coming weeks to allow everyone to have a chance to win. More information to come in future journal posts!

Additionally, those who have joined and trusted the project by 3/14/21 will be entered in a raffle to earn some stickers! We will announce five winners for this later this week, but in the meantime, continue to share the project with your family, friends and community members!


Posted by jaesparza11 jaesparza11, March 12, 2021 19:04


Lose an hour, win a shirt--sounds like a good trade!

Posted by boschniakia 7 months ago (Flag)

Unfortunately, I'll be "out of town" for that period of time, and I won't get back to the burn areas until after the 21st

Posted by charlescrussell 7 months ago (Flag)

Just wondering, why is the Bond Fire not included in this? Seems like it could be lumped together with the Silverado Fire quite easily, since the two areas touch.

Posted by arboretum_amy 6 months ago (Flag)

Hi @arboretum_amy great question! The Bond Fire is actually within the Single Fire perimeters here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-fire-followers-2020-single-fires

iNaturalist is very sensitive to overlapping, which is why we cannot have them together.

Posted by jaesparza11 6 months ago (Flag)

Great, thanks!

Posted by arboretum_amy 6 months ago (Flag)

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