What is City Nature Challenge?
Hosted by iNaturalist, the City Nature Challenge is 4-day international effort, April 26-29, for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Cities compete to see who can make the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people.
Why document our natural world?
Knowing what species are in our city and where they are helps us study and protect them.
Activities at Southwest Nature Preserve
You are invited to join other naturalists at the preserve Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will offer tours and help you navigate the iNaturalist app. All ages can contribute by posting photos of plants, animals, insects or any other evidence of life. Just bring your cameras and smartphones – and a keen eye – to document nature. We will provide water.
Heather Bass, Botanist and Native Landscaping Consultant at BRIT, will provide an overview of lessons learned about successful native plant establishment and maintenance during three research projects looking at a native prairie restoration, a native prairie creation, and establishing sustainable urban pollinator gardens.
Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive
The program is free and open to the public.