Join Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Audubon Society, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 14 - 18. It is easy to participate by joining an event, or 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 each city will count during the five day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group.

Check out our home page for a leaderboard and additional resources: www.tpwd.texas.gov/naturechallenge

Join our event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/257551441366716/

Not only is this a competition between Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston, cities across the nation are participating, let’s show them what we got! The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.

City Nature Challenge, April 14 – 18 in DFW!

Short message:

Make iNaturalist observations anywhere in Dallas/Fort Worth on April 14 – 18 (Easter weekend)! Show the rest of the country how many different critters and plants and fungi live in our urban area! Citizen scientists unite! http://tpwd.texas.gov/naturechallenge

Longer message with more details:

Last year, San Francisco and Los Angeles had a competition on which urban area has the most citizen scientists and most species. Well, they want to extend this competition to the rest of the country. New York City, Boston, Raleigh, Washington DC, Nashville, Duluth, Chicago, Miami, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Austin, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth are the participating cities… Which area has the most citizen scientists and most species?!? Can DFW compete with ...more ↓

Posted on March 06, 2017 04:59 PM by sambiology sambiology | 17 comments | Leave a comment
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