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AmarilloPalo Duro Canyon State ParkChinaberry Day Use Area Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 State Park Road 5 Canyon TX 790154/28/20182:00:00 PM3:00:00 PMUse of iNaturalist will be taught then followed by an easy hike where we will log a variety of plants and animals.
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentJJ Seabrook Greenbelt4/27/20183:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMBefore this event, please download the iNaturalist app at www.inaturalist.org & practice uploading observations of species around your home. For the event, bring your smart phone and a water bottle. Please wear long pants & closed-toe shoes. Rubber boots will improve species discovery at these locations, but are not required. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-nature-challenge-tickets-43481015889
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentVarious Locations: • Blunn Creek Greenbelt, 1901 East Side Dr, Austin, TX 78704 • Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, 614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733 • Dittmar District Park, 1009 W Dittmar Rd., Austin, TX 78748 • Gracywoods Neighborhood Park (off Metric Blvd. just north of Madison at Walnut Creek) • Tarrytown Neighborhood Park, Austin, TX 787034/27/20187:00:00 AM9:00:00 PMThese are self-led events. Visit your Explore-a-Grow Zone site during a time most convenient for you during the City Nature Challenge. Remember to bring your smart phone and a water bottle and please wear long pants & closed-toed shoes. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439, amanda.sullivan@austintexas.gov
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-led-sites-city-nature-challenge-tickets-44405799943
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AustinThe Nature Conservancy & Waller Creek ConservancyWaller Creek/Lady Bird Lake (near Weiwei statue)4/28/20189:00:00 AM11:30:00 AMOff-trail in some areas - wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Contact: Amy Belaire, 512-623-7239, amy.belaire@tnc.org. For more info: https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/events/city-nature-challenge.xml
https://www.facebook.com/events/359215507928278/
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentMabel Davis District Park4/28/20189:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMBefore this event, please download the iNaturalist app at www.inaturalist.org & practice uploading observations of species around your home. For the event, bring your smart phone and a water bottle. Please wear long pants & closed-toe shoes. Rubber boots will improve species discovery at these locations, but are not required. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-nature-challenge-tickets-43481015889
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentWillowbrook Reach4/28/20183:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMBefore this event, please download the iNaturalist app at www.inaturalist.org & practice uploading observations of species around your home. For the event, bring your smart phone and a water bottle. Please wear long pants & closed-toe shoes. Rubber boots will improve species discovery at these locations, but are not required. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-nature-challenge-tickets-43481015889
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentVarious Locations: • Blunn Creek Greenbelt, 1901 East Side Dr, Austin, TX 78704 • Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, 614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733 • Dittmar District Park, 1009 W Dittmar Rd., Austin, TX 78748 • Gracywoods Neighborhood Park (off Metric Blvd. just north of Madison at Walnut Creek) • Tarrytown Neighborhood Park, Austin, TX 787034/28/20187:00:00 AM9:00:00 PMThese are self-led events. Visit your Explore-a-Grow Zone site during a time most convenient for you during the City Nature Challenge. Remember to bring your smart phone and a water bottle and please wear long pants & closed-toed shoes. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439, amanda.sullivan@austintexas.gov
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-led-sites-city-nature-challenge-tickets-44405799943
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentGracywoods Neighborhood Park4/29/20183:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMBefore this event, please download the iNaturalist app at www.inaturalist.org & practice uploading observations of species around your home. For the event, bring your smart phone and a water bottle. Please wear long pants & closed-toe shoes. Rubber boots will improve species discovery at these locations, but are not required. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439, amanda.sullivan@austintexas.gov
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-nature-challenge-tickets-43481015889
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentVarious Locations: • Blunn Creek Greenbelt, 1901 East Side Dr, Austin, TX 78704 • Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, 614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733 • Dittmar District Park, 1009 W Dittmar Rd., Austin, TX 78748 • Gracywoods Neighborhood Park (off Metric Blvd. just north of Madison at Walnut Creek) • Tarrytown Neighborhood Park, Austin, TX 787034/29/20187:00:00 AM9:00:00 PMThese are self-led events. Visit your Explore-a-Grow Zone site during a time most convenient for you during the City Nature Challenge. Remember to bring your smart phone and a water bottle and please wear long pants & closed-toed shoes. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439, amanda.sullivan@austintexas.gov
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-led-sites-city-nature-challenge-tickets-44405799943
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AustinWatershed Protection DepartmentVarious Locations: • Blunn Creek Greenbelt, 1901 East Side Dr, Austin, TX 78704 • Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, 614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733 • Dittmar District Park, 1009 W Dittmar Rd., Austin, TX 78748 • Gracywoods Neighborhood Park (off Metric Blvd. just north of Madison at Walnut Creek) • Tarrytown Neighborhood Park, Austin, TX 787034/30/20187:00:00 AM9:00:00 PMThese are self-led events. Visit your Explore-a-Grow Zone site during a time most convenient for you during the City Nature Challenge. Remember to bring your smart phone and a water bottle and please wear long pants & closed-toed shoes. Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 512-974-2439, amanda.sullivan@austintexas.gov
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-led-sites-city-nature-challenge-tickets-44405799943
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AustinAustin Nature and Science Center 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 787464/28/20188:00:00 AM4:00:00 PM
Schedule of events

8AM: MOTHS and other night fliers
9AM: BIRDS—identifying by sight and sound
11AM: Discovering the MEADOW
12PM: Discovering the POND
1PM: Discovering the SOIL
2PM: Discovering the FOREST
2PM: Herp hunt: searching for REPTILES and AMPHIBIANS
3PM: TREES and other flowering friends
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Dallas-Fort WorthTarrant County CollegeTarrant County College4/18/20189:00:00 AM5:00:00 PMiNaturalist training for City Nature Challenge and BioBlitz around campus
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of MidlothianMockingbird Nature Park4/27/20188:00:00 PM10:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of GrapevineParr Park, Grapevine4/27/20184:00:00 PM6:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthDogwood Canyon Audubon CenterDogwood Canyon Audubon Center at Cedar Hill4/27/20188:00:00 PM10:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthBurleson Parks and RecreationWakefield Heights Park, Burleson4/27/20189:00:00 AM12:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthUniversity North TexasUNT Discovery Park at the Pollinator Prairie 4/27/201810:30:00 AM11:30:00 AM
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Dallas-Fort WorthUniversity Texas DallasUTD Campus Monarch/Bee Waystation4/27/20181:00:00 PM2:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthDallas Parks and RecCrawford Park4/28/20189:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMdallasparks.org
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Dallas-Fort WorthDallas Parks and RecL.B. Houston Park4/28/20182:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMdallasparks.org
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of GrapevineGrapevine Botanical Garden4/28/201810:00:00 AM12:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of GrapevineParr Park4/28/20181:00:00 PM3:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthHeard MuseumHeard Museum in McKinney4/28/20189:00:00 AM1:00:00 PMhttp://www.heardmuseum.org/teamheard
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Dallas-Fort WorthDallas Parks and RecEmerald Lake Park4/29/201812:00:00 PM3:00:00 PMdallasparks.org
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of GrapevineMeadowmere Park4/29/20182:00:00 PM4:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort Worth12 Hills Nature Center12 Hills Nature Center, 817 Mary Cliff Rd, Dallas, TX 752084/29/20181:00:00 PM4:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of Fort Worth Parks and RecChisolm Trail Community Park4/29/20182:00:00 PM5:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthRay Roberts State ParkKid Fish Pond, RRSP4/27/20188:00:00 PM10:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthRay Roberts State ParkKid Fish Pond RRSP4/28/201810:00:00 AM11:00:00 AM
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Dallas-Fort WorthRay Roberts State ParkPicnic Pavilion 1, RRSP4/28/20183:00:00 PM4:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthArlington Parks and Recreation
Southwest Nature Preserve, 5201 Bowman Springs Rd, Arlington, TX 76017
4/28/20184:00:00 PM10:00:00 PM
Full day bioblitz with Arlington Parks and Rec and Friends of South West Nature Preserve
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of Fort Worth Parks and Rec
Ranches East Park, 3801 Lazy River Ranch Road, Roanoke, TX 76262
4/28/20188:00:00 PM11:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthCleburne State ParkCedar Lodge Patio, CSP4/28/20187:00:00 PM10:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of PlanoOak Point Park and Nature Preserve4/28/20186:30:00 PM9:00:00 PM
Join Jessie Crowley, Texas Master Naturalist and frog lover for a night hike and learn a few tips and tricks to ID local frogs by sight and sound at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve from 6:30-9:00 p.m. We will record all of our findings for the City Nature Challenge using the iNaturalist app! Please meet by the restrooms that are separate from the retreat center and be sure to wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget your flashlights!
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Dallas-Fort WorthThe Flower Mound
Flower Mound Prairie (2450 Flower Mound Road, TX 75028)
4/28/20189:00:00 AM12:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthFlower Mound
Green Acres Farm Memorial Park ((4400 Hide-A-Way Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75022)
4/28/20181:00:00 PM4:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthFlower Mound
Cross Timbers Trail (Dunham Road Trailhead, east of Hwy 377, south of FM 1171)
4/29/20188:00:00 AM12:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of Lantana
Lantana Trails (11555 Lantana Trail, Argyle, TX 76226)
4/29/20182:00:00 PM5:00:00 PM
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Dallas-Fort WorthDogwood Canyon AudubonDogwood Canyon, Cedar Hill4/28/201810:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMGirl Scout Cit. Sci day
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Dallas-Fort WorthCity of Fort WorthTandy Hills4/28/20186:00:00 PM8:00:00 PM
Wildflower walk with Don and Debra Young with emphasis on making observations for City Nature Challenge
http://www.tandyhills.org/
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HoustonHouston ZooHouston Zoo’s Brown Education Center (enter through Gate 8 from Zoo parking lot)3/17/20189:00:00 AM11:30:00 AMThis free iNaturalist training class followed by a mini-BioBlitz is taught by Tania Homayoun, TPWD Texas Nature Trackers Program from Austin. Please RSVP to diana.foss@tpwd.texas.gov .
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HoustonHarris County Precinct 4 - Kickerillo Mischer PreserveKickerillo-Mischer Preserve - 20215 Chasewood Park Dr, Houston 770704/21/20183:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMCity Nature Challenge and INaturalist overview and training - specifically for teens and otherswww.hcp4.net/kmp
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HoustonKaty Prairie ConservancyIndian Grass Preserve4/27/20187:00:00 PM9:00:00 PMJoin biologists from the Katy Prairie Conservancy and Houston Arboretum & Nature Center for a special night hunting for moths and other night insects.
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef39a82p68ee0d39&oseq=&c=&ch=
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HoustonHarris County Precinct 4 - Kickerillo-Mischer PreserveKickerillo-Mischer Preserve; 20215 Chasewood Park Dr, Houston 770704/27/201812:00:00 AM11:59:00 PMCity Nature Challenge at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Take advantage of a great weekend and a great outdoor venue to contribute to this year's Nature Challenge. See what you can find on the Northwest side!www.hcp4.net/kmp
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HoustonHouston Audubon1720 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 770094/28/20189:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMCome join Houston Audubon, the Houston Parks Department, and the Student Conservation Association for the Birding and BioBlitz event on April 28 at White Oak Park. This event will be held in conjunction with the City Nature Challenge, a multi-city competition to find and document the most species of birds, plants, and any other wildlife.
https://www.facebook.com/events/558762891162339/
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HoustonHouston Chapter, Native Prairies Association of TexasDeer Park Prairie4/28/20189:30:00 AM12:00:00 AMHNPAT’s annual Spring Prairie Day will include, among other events, a lesson on how to use iNaturalist and a trip into the prairie to make observations for the challenge! More information will be posted shortly at HoustonPrairie.org. Contact: HNPAT@TexasPrairie.orghoustonprairie.org
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HoustonTexas Master Naturalists, Gulf Coast Chapter
Rice University, 6100 Main, specific meeting location TBA.
4/27/20189:00:00 AM12:00:00 PM
A good easy warmup on the first day of the event! Rice is a central location with plenty of amenities, but encompasses a surprisingly diverse set of urban habitats including a small natural prairie. A group from The Nature Conservancy will be joining us, and the more the merrier! Amateurs and pros equally welcome. Plenty of assistance with iNaturalist will be available. Email jenn.drummond@txgcmn.org for further details and to RSVP.
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HoustonHouston City Nature Challenge
pin 2 Blair Bridge Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77385
4/28/20183:00:00 PM10:00:00 PM
You are invited to join us for a fun filled evening herping (Looking for snakes and other reptiles & amphibians) in The Woodlands, TX. This is a fantastic opportunity to confront your fears and observe snake behavior in their natural habitat. Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or other adult responsible for their care at all times. Please be sure to bring your own water and supplies. Jeans, closed toed shoes and insect repellent are recommended. Please make sure to RSVP on Facebook. Date and time are subject to change due to weather conditions.
https://www.facebook.com/events/218038468930344/?active_tab=about
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HoustonBrazos Bend State Park21901 FM 762 Rd, Needville, TX 774614/27/201810:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMLead by Master Naturalist Andrea MorgensternHNPAT Facebook for more information
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HoustonBrazos Bend State ParkBrazos Bend State Park - 40 Acre Lake4/27/20186:00:00 PM8:00:00 PMLead by Master Naturalist Andrea MorgensternHNPAT Facebook page
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HoustonBrazos Bend State ParkBrazos Bend State Park - Nature Center4/30/201810:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMLead by Master Naturalist Andrea Morgenstern
HNPAT Facebook page for more information
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HoustonMemorial Park Conservancy
Memorial Park: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
4/27/20186:00:00 AM8:00:00 PM
Memorial Park Biodiversity Monitoring iNaturalist Project of the Memorial Park Conservancy, aims is to gather information about the biodiversity of Memorial Park in Houston, TX. The start of this project coincides with this City Nature Challenge. Observations recorded for this challenge will help Memorial Park Conservancy better understand the ecology of Memorial Park and its response to restoration activities. As a patron of Memorial Park, you can help adaptively manage the Park’s development to facilitate conservation of its biodiversity.
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/memorial-park-biodiversity
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Houston
Memorial Park Conservancy, Houston- Native Prairies Association of Texas
Memorial Park: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
4/30/201810:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMMeet at the jogging trail. Led by Master Naturalist Lan ShenHoustonprairie.org
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Lower Rio Grande Valley
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
22688 Buena Vista Rd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566
4/27/20188:00:00 AM4:00:00 PM
We will provide assistance to visitors on downloading and using the iNaturalist app or the website to enter the City Nature Challenge competition. We encourage visitors to use the refuge to document species.
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Lower Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center714 Raul Longoria Rd, Edinburg TX 785404/28/20188:00:00 AM5:00:00 PM
Contribute to citizen science efforts and help us record observations of as many species of plants and animals in the area for the City of Edinburg BioBlitz! And, learn how to record observations in citizen science platforms such as iNaturalist, where data collected is even used for science research! Join us as we explore areas in Edinburg in search of all things wild, from plants to insects, to birds- we're observing it all! With a useful tool like iNaturalist, participants don't need to be experts, members of the platform help each other in identifying animals and plants submitted, so you learn as you go.

Times: 8:30 am - 9:30 am EWBC Gardens
10:00 am - 11:30 am Reservoir on Jackson St.
Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTRGV Gardens
2:40 pm - 3:40 pm MOST
3:55 pm - 5:00 pm EWBC Gardens
Fee: FREE!
www.edinburgwbc.org
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Lower Rio Grande Valley
Quinta Mazatlan600 Sunset Drive, McAllen, TX 785034/28/20182:00:00 PM4:00:00 PM
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San AntonioGovernment Canyon State Natural Area12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, TX 782544/29/20188:30:00 AM11:00:00 AM
Join a Park Ranger on a hike to identify as many plant and animal species as we can find. No experience required, this is a great learning opportunity where participants are encouraged to point out things they see so we can identify them together. We will be using the iNaturalist app to help identify and record what species were seen. Use of iNaturalist is not required for the hike, but any participants who would like to use the app are encouraged to download it ahead of time and practice using it.
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San AntonioSan Antonio Botanical Garden: Family Adventure Garden555 Funston Place 4/28/201811:00:00 AM2:00:00 PM
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San AntonioSan Antonio Botanical Garden: Family Adventure Garden555 Funston Place 4/29/201811:00:00 AM2:00:00 PM
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San AntonioHeadwaters at Incarnate Word29.4697, -98.47094/29/20182:00:00 PM4:00:00 PM
What species will we find this year at Headwaters Sanctuary? Be a part of a global weekend challenge to see which city can document the most wildlife species. Collect data on your own Fri-Mon, or join us for a special Headwaters BioBlitz Contest on April 29, 2:00-4:00pm. To participate, snap pictures of flora and fauna using the iNaturalist app. iNaturalist is an online crowdsourced species identification system and an organism occurrence recording tool that helps citizens contribute to the global scientific community. Smart phones (or tablets/cameras with cellular service) are required to participate. Downloading and familiarizing yourself with the iNaturalist app is preferred so you can participate fully. Children welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the most trees, small plants, insects, and birds documented!

Register here: https://www.headwaters-iw.org/inaturalist-workshop-at-headwaters-sanctuary-registration

Can't make the BioBlitz? Make observations and identify species using the iNaturalist app independently all weekend.

View our events calendar to learn more about this event and other FREE programs we offer for adults and children every week. To learn more about Texas Parks & Wildlife City Nature Challenge go to www.tpwd.texas.gov/naturechallenge
https://www.headwaters-iw.org/new-events/city-nature-challenge-at-headwaters
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San AntonioSan Antonio River Authority/Alamo Area Master Naturalists8500 Mission Parkway 4/27/201810:00:00 AM12:00:00 PM
Whether your favorite things to see are birds, butterflies, wildlife, wildflowers, or the San Antonio River, join SARA and our amazing Alamo Area Master Naturalists to help San Antonio compete with other Texas Cities in the City Nature Challenge. All you need is a smartphone OR a camera! We will teach you the rest!
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HoustonHouston Arboretum and Nature CenterHouston Arboretum4/29/20188:00:00 AM10:00:00 AM
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HoustonNature Discovery CenterNature Discovery Center (Bellaire)4/29/20184:00:00 PM5:00:00 PM
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