This meetup will be in support of the first time that Maui ( or greater Hawaii) will be represented in the City Nature Challenge. This is a friendly competition to document living diversity - fungus, plant, animal - in urban areas. This is a four-day event that starts on April 27 and runs through April 30. So, even if you can't join us at Kamaole Park, you can still support the effort over the next four days by recording your natural history observations on iNaturalist and adding them to the CNC Maui project.
To fully participate, you will want to sign up for an iNaturalist account https://www.inaturalist.org/signup and if you plan to use a smartphone, download the mobile app.
To start, we will get an overview of the CNC on Maui, run through the practicalities of how to use the iNaturalist app and the alternative method of uploading observations to the website. Then we'll go over how to make a useful iNat observation and we'll wrap up with a walk around Kamaloe park to try out the app and see how many observations we can make in an hour!
Check out our project on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-maui
Learn more about the CNC: http://citynaturechallenge.org/
Learn how to use iNaturalist to make an observation: http://www.mauinui.org/
Hope to see you there!