Awesome First CNCBC!

Thanks for taking the time, over the last few days, to get out and help document the incredible biodiversity in the county! The 4 day results are in: 1,305 Observations, 343 Species, and 56 Observers! A solid foundation has been put down for future, regular bioblitzes, and other citizen science projects. CNCBC 2.0 in 2022 is going to be much bigger and better!

Now, between May 4-9, the observations will be identified/confirmed, hopefully down to the genus and species level, so that they can achieve Research Grade status, and thus be eligible to be used in a variety of scientific studies. If you would like to help make or confirm identifications, please review this excellent webinar that the organizers down in Boise made:


Here are some tips shared by thesciencecamel over in Red Lodge to double check your observations:

  1. Make sure you only have one observation per species. This could mean that there are more than one species in an observation, or two observations of the same organism. If you saw 3 different robins and have 3 different observations, that's fine! You just wouldn't want two observations for the same 1 robin.
  2. Double check that you have locations on each observation. Obscure any locations that you are uncomfortable sharing.
  3. Make sure your photo is uploaded. iNaturalist is being inundated with observations right now so I have noticed some observations not showing their photos. It may just take time but double check that your photo uploaded completely.


Final results will be announced on May 10th. You can see the up-to-date totals for each participating city here:

Here are the links for the sites participating in the inaugural Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge:

The winner of the Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge Trophy will be the site that gets the most Observers/capita – and it looks like tiny but Mighty Red Lodge is the winner!


Mike Bauer of the East Bonner County Library is hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, May 10 at 4:00 PM to announce the winners of the CNCBC 2021, CNCBC 2021 Champ and Northern Rocky Mountain Challenge trophies. Here’s the link:

The CNCBC 2021 and CNCBC 2021 Champ Sasquatch trophies can be picked up at the library on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 AM. Sassy will be there, so come see her!

Anotado por geogehrig geogehrig, mayo 04, martes 17:06


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