DFW is joining around 160 other cities from around the world to see how much nature exists within urban areas and how many naturalists seek out this nature. This will be the fourth time that DFW has participated, and each year, we have a strong contingency of naturalists that go outside and engage with nature. These results will be used to show city councils, park boards and the world, people in DFW care about nature.
Here's how you can participate:
1. Make observations during this time. Simply go outside, look for wild animals, plants, fungi, whatever, and make an observation of it on iNaturalist. If you're within Dallas-Fort Worth, the observations will automatically count. No extra steps needed.
2. Promote this challenge! Please tell folks about the city nature challenge! You can do it through word of mouth, newsletters, social media, or whatever works for you.
3. Host an event like a bioblitz or nature walk during April 24-27. If you are hosting an event, email Sam.firstname.lastname@example.org or you can submit it to the Texas list of events: https://forms.gle/KKeWem4kzkFgzWjC9 .
4. Help with identifications of observations made during this time and after.
City Nature Challenge links: