April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FREE Guided Nature Walk at Lake Sammamish State Park

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City Nature Challenge, a FREE Guided Nature Walk at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah Washington

Participate in the world-wide 2024 City Nature Challenge by joining City of Issaquah Urban Forest Supervisor Dan Hintz for a walk along Sunset Beach to learn about and identify as many unique species of plants and animals as possible.

The Challenge runs from April 26 to 29, 2024 and your observations will count towards those made from within the wider Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area. This is a friendly competition among cities to see who can identify the most unique species, while helping citizens and scientists alike better understand local biodiversity.

Even if you are not an expert, you can still participate. Dan will be there to help, but by using the iNaturalist app on your smart phone, you can capture and upload images of plants and animals that you maybe can’t identify, but the iNaturalist community can. Every legit observation counts regardless if whether the observer identifies the plant or animal themselves or not.

Prior to arriving for the hike:
Download the iNaturalist app from the Apple App Store or Google Play on your smart phone. Once that is setup, go into the Projects area in the app and search for and join the “City Nature Challenge 2024: Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area”.

Click on the Download button to access the list of plants found within the Issaquah Alps as recorded by the Washington Native Plant Society.


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