Join with others in the St. Louis Region by participating in the STL City Nature Challenge 2018. This exciting effort will involve 65 cities around the world -- each striving to observe as many species of plants, birds and animals as possible during the City Nature Challenge period, April 27-30, 2018.

The City of St. Louis will be using the STL City Nature Challenge as an opportunity to help build the City’s Urban Biodiversity Inventory through citizen science observations with the free iNaturalist app.

To help encourage identification of indicator species in the habitats of interest, the City of St. Louis and its partners at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo will provide nature and wildlife field references. In addition, some locations in the City and elsewhere in the region will host tours, or have guides and field materials to help with identification. Please check back on April 1st for details.

Tentatively, the STL City Nature Challenge 2018 will occur over four days period, as follows:

Science at School: Local students and teachers throughout the City of St. Louis and surrounding counties will be encouraged to make observations on or near their campuses.

Neighborhood Naturalist: Make observations of nature and wildlife found in local residential areas—backyards, nearby paths, local neighborhood parks.

National Park Rx Day: Celebrate National Park Prescription “Rx” Day with the National Park Service at the Gateway Arch, in Forest Park, Tower Grove Park, or other selected parks.

Wildlife at Work: Check for biological species outside places of work and in business areas of the City and region.

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