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City Nature Challenge/Crozet Nature Hike – April 27/Crozet Connector Trail
April 27 @ 09:00 - 10:30
Crozet joins the worldwide City Nature Challenge 2019 (http://citynaturechallenge.org) with a nature hike on Saturday, April 27. This event is part of an international bioblitz and friendly competition between cities. On the last weekend in April, people all over the world will be finding and documenting wildlife in their cities and towns and posting observations using the iNaturalist app (download from www.inaturalist.org). The app will track which cities have the most observations during the bioblitz and post results in early May.
Participants will meet at 9 am at the Pavilions at Crozet Park and hike the Crozet Connector trail loop. This is about a two mile walk through fields and open woods along the trails that the Crozet Trails Crew maintains. The Nature Conservancy is sponsoring this hike; please email Margaret Hankerd ([email protected]) if you think you might attend so that we will have a head count on participants. If you can’t make the hike, be sure to get outside and log some observations during the weekend–they will count towards our area’s total.
Additional events for this year’s City Nature Challenge are listed below. Please email Margaret Hankerd ([email protected]) if you would like to participate in any of these events as well!
Launch Party, Lewis and Clarke Exploratory Center: 5-6:30 p.m.
Birding Walk led by Jim Nix, Ivy Creek Natural Area: 7:30-9 a.m.
Nature Hike led by Sidney Huffman, Crozet Trail: 9-10:30 a.m.
Explore Saunders Monticello Trail: 9-noon
Benthic Monitoring with Rivanna Conservation Alliance, Greenbriar Park: 10-11:30 a.m.
Nature Hike led by Jane Fisher, Riverview Park: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Paddle and Clean-Up with Rivanna Conservation Alliance: 1-6 p.m.
Identification Party at Three Notch’d Brewery: 2-5 p.m.