Welcome to the
6th Annual Invasive Species Mapping Challenge

 

*** Winners have been announced - check out our blog post! ***

Win a trophy for your PRISM!

Report the most observations for one of the species to get first place!

During the month of July, submit reports to iMap for any of the 5 focal species to help fill data gaps and compete to win! Can’t find the species? Report a not-detected record – those count toward the challenge too!

  • Water Chestnut

  • Jumping worm

  • European frog-bit

  • Tree-of-heaven

  • Beech Leaf Disease nematode

 

Meet the species! 

These are the five focal species for 2021! Click the icons below each species picture for the following resources:

Quick video on identifying the species

Map of the currently known distribution

A link to more info on the species

Water Chestnut
Trapa natans
Jumping Worm
Amynthas-Metaphire spp.
European Frog-bit
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Tree-of-heaven
Ailanthus Altissima
Beech Leaf Disease
Litylenchus crenatae mccanii

Search for these 5 species and report Presence and Not-detected records to iMapInvasives! View our quick setup playlist

 

L E A D E R B O A R D

As of 8/1/2021
 
Water Chestnut
Trapa natans
Jumping Worm
Amynthas-Metaphire spp.
European Frog-bit
Hydeocharis morsus-ranae
Tree-of-heaven
Ailanthus Altissima
Beech Leaf Disease
Litylenchus crenatae mccanii

Top reporter (# records)

Top reporter (# records)

Top reporter (# records)

Top reporter (# records)

Top reporter (# records)

Top PRISM (# records)

Note: In order to highlight citizen scientists, the "Top reporter" lists exclude PRISM staff. However, PRISM staff records are included in PRISM totals.

50

39

13

Christian B

Julie R

Alexandra M

Christian B

Frank B

Emily S

71

70

30

Judy D

William E

Mary G

William E

Danilelle M  Justine M

56

30

23

15

3

2

Cynthia S

Jeff O

2

2

Finger Lakes

CRISP

Capital Region

83

54

17

Capital Region

APIPP

Finger Lakes

11

10

9

CRISP

SLELO

APIPP

15

4

4

Finger Lakes

Western NY

Capital Region

122

103

83

Western NY

LIISMA

Lower Hudson

47

33

29

Top PRISM (# records)

Top PRISM (# records)

Top PRISM (# records)

Top PRISM (# records)

*** Record totals include Not-Detected Records! ***

Searching for these species but can't find them in your area? Make sure you are checking the correct habitat, and record in iMap that you searched for the species but did not find it (select "not-detected" in the mobile app). Be sure to enter the number of minutes you spent looking around in "time searched"!

Water Chestnut

Slow-moving or stagnant water (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams)

Jumping Worm

Found on the soil surface and leaf litter - Lawns, gardens, forest understories, etc.

European Frog-bit

Slow-moving or stagnant water (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams)

Tree-of-heaven

Disturbed areas - roadsides, forest edges and openings, urban areas, parking lots, etc.

Beech Leaf Disease

To check for BLD, you have to find a Beech tree, common in many NY forests

See where others are reporting not-detected records below!