Fall Harvest - iNat Challenge

Days are shortening and cooling, squirrels are gathering nuts, raccoon and other animals are fattening up, and bees and wasps are harvesting nectar and pollen from the last blooming asters and goldenrods of the year. Fall has finally arrived! And of course, this means that winter is right around the corner. Join us at Runge this fall as we observe animals preparing for winter during this season's Fall Harvest - Observation Challenge. Observe four different species of fruits or nuts (persimmons, acorns, walnuts, etc.) and/or animals preparing for winter (jays and squirrels collecting acorns, feeding pollinators, etc.) using the iNaturalist app or website, then add those observations to the "Runge Biodiversity Project" before uploading. Afterwards, stop at the front desk of the nature center to receive a free field guide, an Audubon Bird Call, and a "Socialize with a Snake" ticket, which can be redeemed at the front desk for the opportunity to meet and hold one of Runge's education ...more ↓

Posted on October 09, 2019 20:52 by amlambert11 amlambert11 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The Runge Biodiversity Project is designed to enhance our understanding of species diversity at the Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City. The goal is to empower Missouri citizens to learn more about and enjoy the biodiversity that is all around them. Data obtained from this project will be used in interpretive programs and in helping Missouri Department of Conservation staff make ...more ↓

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