iNaturalist City Challenge!

iNaturalist.org is an online community for people who love nature – like us! It is a place where you can record and share your wildlife observations, identify species of flora and fauna, talk with other naturalists, and learn about nature!

In celebration of National Citizen Science Day (April 15th) and  Earth Day (April 22nd), iNaturalist is hosting a City Nature Challenge! Cities from across the nation are competing in a four day competition to see who has the most observations, species identified, and people participating. Houston, Austin, and Dallas/Fort Worth are the 3 cities competing in Texas. And of course, The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center was excited to join in the fun!

We grabbed our iPads and hit the trails with the Home Schoolers in search of as much wildlife as we could find! The pictures are being uploaded to iNaturalist.org today to be added into the final count for Houston!

The deadline for pictures is tonight, so go outside and take some shots of nature!

Here are a few pics we took:

 

Swamp rabbit was hopping around the pond!
Can you see me?
Screech Owl peering at us!
This yellow crowned night heron was not bothered by the kids snapping photos!

 

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