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City Nature Challenge!

posted Mar 29, 2017, 11:19 AM by Mary Waters


Join Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, Houston Audubon Society, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species from 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.  The challenge has been taken up by Dallas, Houston and Austin!  Join the project on iNaturalist - 
City Nature Challenge 2017: Houston.

Not too familiar with iNaturalist?  Contact Gulf Coast Master Naturalist Jenn Drummond, who is conducting iNaturalist lessons this month in preparation for the big challenge!

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

Join the 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.

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