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City Nature Challenge at the Diane Moore Nature Center

May 1

a plant with purple daisy-like flowers sprouts out above and around a protective mesh cage

IBO is pleased to join in the community science effort: City Nature Challenge 2021!

Join IBO and the Boise River Enhancement Network on May 1st to visit our habitat restoration site, tour the future location of our side-channel project, and walk a trail loop searching for species to document along the Boise River. We will have three nature walk tours on Saturday May 1st.

RSVP for which tour you would like to attend using this google form.


šŸ˜·In accordance with current Boise State policy, masks are required on these outdoor tours. Please wear yours over your nose and mouth. šŸ˜·

For more information on this city-wide celebration visit the Boise Area City Nature Challenge iNaturalist Page.

Join the effort to document the wonderful diversity of wild things in our Boise area backyards, open spaces and urban habitats by participating in the 2021 Boise Area City Nature Challenge. The City Nature Challenge is a friendly collaboration aimed at documenting global biodiversity while fostering a greater awareness and appreciation for nature. You can participate by uploading Boise area observations to iNaturalist anytime between April 30th and May 3rd. Participation is easy. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Download the free iNaturalist app to your device
  2. Set up an iNaturalist account
  3. Take photos of wild plants or animals anywhere in the map area (Boise and Garden City) between April 30th and May 3rd
  4. Upload your photos to iNaturalist
  5. Learn more as your photos are identified by the iNaturalist community

Community Partners in this effort include:Ā Intermountain Bird Observatory, College of Western Idaho Biology Department and Biology Club, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, Boise WaterShed, Boise River Enhancement Network, Idaho Botanical Garden, Ada County 4-H, MK Nature Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ada County Soil and Water Conservation District, Idaho Native Plant Society – Pahove Chapter