Are you a bird addict? Or flower crazy? Can't go a week without craving to photograph a critter or anything else in the great outdoors? Let's explore the bountiful beauty of the DMV together. We'll share tips and camaraderie on our photo shoots. Beginners to professionals welcome!
(Adults only, no pets.)
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To encourage people to get outside, to stay healthy, and to photograph during this crisis, I've created a "Virtual Mid-March Nature Shoot." It lasts two weeks, Meetup's max. Please share your photos on the album and post about your finds in "Discussions." I started the album with a photo of a mallard eating a frog. Cornell & some others seem to claim that mallards don't eat frogs! I look forward to seeing your photos and hearing more about your excursions. And STAY WELL!
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Cities across the globe will compete to see who can make the most observations of critters, birds, & plants during the three-day City Nature Challenge & post them on iNaturalist with a photo. Help the DMV win by having fun and helping science at the same time! We'll either stage our own bioblitz expedition or join ones by Nat Geo, Virginia/Maryland Master Naturalists, and/or others.
iNaturalist's City Nature Challenge is an important citizen-science project sponsored by National Geographic and the California Academy of Sciences. Download the free iNaturalist app for your phone and you can identify plants, critters, birds, etc. -- even poop and skulls. The amazing crowd-sourced iNaturalist tool is for everyday use, and NOT just for the city challenge.