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iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free With Admission
Red stripe ribbon snake swimming through a pond with American marshpennywort in nature
Red stripe ribbon snake swimming through a pond with American marshpennywort in nature

Grab your camera phone and head to the Center to seek and share spring flora and fauna! The iNaturalist City Nature Challenge is a great opportunity for longtime nature-watchers and aspiring citizen scientists to observe, record and share plant and wildlife sightings. Join participants throughout Texas and internationally from  April 30 – May 3 to share and identify your local plants and wildlife by uploading your observations to iNaturalist.

This year our Center will be offering iNaturalist Learning Sessions on May 1, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Let us show you the difference between research-grade and casual photos and the correct techniques to use for adding identifiable images to the iNaturalist app. Our on-site experts, led by our very own Minnette Marr, will answer questions, give tips and demonstrate correct photo taking. Begin your excursion through our natural areas feeling prepared to record, share and discuss the natural world around you!

This is a drop-in program and space for each session will be limited on a first-come basis. Each 30-minute session will begin consecutively on the hour and half hour. No experience is required for these sessions. Required materials include a cellphone with photo-taking capabilities and the iNaturalist app installed. Please arrive early as this session will be held at The Research Learning Station along the Simmons Research Trail*.

This class will take place in person at the Wildflower Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Face masks are required at the Center. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.

Presently, admission is by reservation only. Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance. Admission is always free for members!

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*Please note: The Research Learning Station is about 1/8 mile walk along the Simmons Research Trail. This trail is accessible but has not been certified as an ADA-approved trail.


May 1
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free With Admission
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