I sooooo wish that the leaders of iNaturalist would set the dates of this event by climate zones or latitude. Colorado is in the middle of what will be a long, below normal stretch of weather with rain and a fair amount of snow. This weather pattern is not supposed to turn around until about the 24th of April and the Nature Challenge starts 6 days later. The temperatures in April were even lower last year with more snow How in Colorado can we find a representative sample of the amazing diversity of insect populations until our weather warms? The date for this challenge in this area should be at least one month later.
I notice that due to the amazing success of iN, the website is now often quite slow to process sightings. By staggering the huge amount of data that is posted during these challenges, might it alleviate some of the congestion? If you want to make this into a competition, then for goodness sake, please level the playing field!
Boulder County, Colorado