48-hour Hunt for Species: Let’s join together to count as many species as we can around Tompkins County and in the Cayuga Lake basin! The Cayuga Nature Center is continuing our series of seasonal events to document the biodiversity of our region, starting at midnight on Friday, July 23, 2021 and going to midnight on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Join us from wherever you are and contribute to our understanding of seasonal change in the biosphere of Tompkins & nearby counties. We are calling all nature observers to photograph plants and animals in your neighborhood using the iNaturalist app (available for your smartphone—visit your favorite app store).
iNaturalist is a crowd-sourced online application, so if you don’t know what your species is, no worries, someone else will! With your help we hope to get a snapshot of the seasonal variation from our surrounding hilltops down to the shores of Cayuga Lake. If you make observations in our region using iNaturalist during the 48-hour period starting at midnight on Friday, July 23, your observations will automatically be added to this BioBlitz. All ages, all experience, all locations are welcome – please join us!