Join The Nature Conservancy in Texas, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Bayou Land Conservancy, Audubon Society, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and many others in a fun challenge to observe and record wild species from April 30 – May 3, 2021. It is easy to participate by making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Houston will count during the four-day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard (and use the hashtag #backyardchallenge on social media), in your neighborhood park, or from an apartment balcony or courtyard. You can also help with IDs for other people’s observations to increase our species count.
REMEMBER: Please observe safe social distancing to protect you, your neighbors, and your loved ones from Covid-19. More information on safety during the challenge can be found at https://citynaturechallenge.org/covid19/. Ideas for exploring around your home can be found here: https://citynaturechallenge.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Exploring-Nature-in-and-around-your-home.pdf.
The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.
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