What is iNaturalist?
iNaturalist is a website where people can report their observations of all types of organisms, from animals to fungi! Broomfield Open Space and Trails has created a project on iNaturalist for everyone to submit observations, findings and questions from across the county. It doesn’t have to be on open space, it could even be something you saw in your backyard! You can use iNaturalist to get help with species identification and to record where you observed something. The site works on a “crowdsourced identification system” where you can upload an image or a sound clip of the organism you observed and other users of the website help you identify it. An image or sound clip is encouraged but not required to submit observations.
How do I participate?
Participate in this project in 4 easy steps!
1. Visit inaturalist.org/projects/broomfield-naturalists
2. Click the red button to "Add Observations"
3. Start a new account with an email
4. Start submitting your findings!
Broomfield Trail Adventure BioBlitz
Participate in Broomfield's annual Broomfield Trail Adventure BioBlitz on Saturday, June 1 from 8-10 a.m. by learning about our local flora and fauna in this friendly competition to find as many species as possible in celebration of National Trails Day! Trained naturalists and supplies will be made available to assist with app navigation and species identification at different booths across the 1.3-mile walking trail loop starting at Flatirons Station (170 E Flatiron Crossing Drive). Join the hunt for Broomfield's wildlife species by posting observations to Broomfield Trail Adventure BioBlitz 2019. This event is free to attend and no registration is needed! All ages are welcome, adult supervision is required. For more information about Broomfield Trail Adventure, click here.
Interested in volunteering as a BioBlitz Naturalist? Please contact Ellie Lanaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org