Journal archives for May 2019

May 07, 2019

The results are in!

Boulder-Denver citizen scientists, thank you for making the 2019 City Nature Challenge an absolute success!

The results are in, and as of 9:00am on May 6th, we had:
6,211 total observations, 970 species observed, 406 observers, and 259 identifiers. Of those stats, 5,830 observations and 929 species were verifiable, and 2,479 observations and 389 species were listed as research grade. All thanks to YOU!

Of the 159 cities that competed in this year's CNC, Boulder-Denver placed 43rd for Total Number of Observations, 47th for Total Number of Species Observed, 33rd for Total Number of Participants, and 2nd for Most People in an Arid Climate. Woohoo!

Check out the infographic below to see some of the other global results, and stand by for more results from the Boulder-Denver challenge, including individual prize winners!

Posted on May 07, 2019 18:16 by melanie_hill melanie_hill | 1 comments | Leave a comment

May 15, 2019

Congrats to our Boulder-Denver City Nature Challenge winners!

We are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2019 Boulder-Denver City Nature Challenge:

Most Observations AND Most Species:
Lyn Simuns (lsimuns)

2nd Most Observations AND Most Species:
Phoebe Mertens (phoebemae)

Most Identifications:
Suzanne Dingwell (suzanne11)

Rarest observation:
Shalana Gray (shalana): Northern Leopard Frog

Best Bird photo:
Ann Cooper (wordswild): Meadowlark:

Best Mammal Photo:
Wieferi9, Abert’s Squirrel:

Best Reptile photo:
Kqmazur, Bullsnake:

Best Amphibian photo:
Santi Tabares (selasphorus): American Bullfrog:

Best Insect photo:
Frobi, Painted lady:

Best Plant photo:
Luke Wheeler (lukewheeler): Simpson’s Hedgehog Cactus:

Additional City Nature Challenge Superstars:
Tina Reimer (tlr06754)
Brian O. (Kleric42)
Jared Shorma (blazeclaw)
Bridget Sandoval (bridget_sandoval)

Congrats to you all! I (Melanie Hill) will be reaching out to each of you individually either through the iNaturalist messenger OR through email to let you know what prizes you won and where you can pick them up from in Boulder or Denver. If you have any questions, please send me an email at

Thanks to all for participating, and stay tuned for updates on the 2020 City Nature Challenge!

From your friends at:
The WILD Foundation, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Metro Denver Nature Alliance

Posted on May 15, 2019 18:21 by melanie_hill melanie_hill | 1 comments | Leave a comment