Join The Nature Institute with others in the St. Louis Region by participating in the STL City Nature Challenge 2018. This exciting effort will involve 65 cities around the world -- each striving to observe as many species of plants, birds and animals as possible during the City Nature Challenge period, April 27-30, 2018.
Participate on your own, or join some of the TNI's scheduled activities or other host sites around the St. Louis region.
Learn more at the St. Louis Region's iNaturalist site: http://www.tinyurl.com/stlNatureChallenge18
Saturday, April 28 | Neighborhood Naturalists
Make observations of nature and wildlife found in local residential areas—backyards, parks, and nearby paths.
This day is all about TNI's Olin Nature Preserve. Head out to TNI and trek the trails on your own or listen in on a few Citizen Science project discussions lead by local environmentalists.
Natalie Marioni on RiverWatch at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Patrick Dailey on Monarch Watch/Milkweed Insects at 1 p.m.
and Brent Schindewolf on eBird at 3 p.m.
This day is for TNI to showcase what we have on our own trails at the Olin Nature Preserve. Record what you see using the iNaturalist app right on our trails. Use the app on your smartphone or take a photo with your camera and upload later to http://www.inaturalist.org. Help us showcase the Riverbend's biodiversity!
The Nature Institute is excited to be a host site for this challenge with the City of St. Louis, MO Botanical Garden, STL Zoo and more to represent the Madison County region for this challenge. Be sure to drop by and record what is on TNI trails or download a kit for your school or work place!