Then we’ll challenge you to take it further, and investigate dandelions! You’ll investigate when, where, and how many dandelions have popped up–using both your observations, and others’ observations.
Today, we’ll be showing you a way to take your nature observations a step further, by contributing them to a website used by scientists (and by nature-lovers like us!)
Using the app iNaturalist, you can share the cool things you find, and get help identifying what they are. At Rural Action, we’ve been using iNaturalist to try to identify all we can in the Wayne National Forest. Because of it, we’ve found moths and a dragonfly that have never been recorded there before!
Who knows, maybe you’ll make a discovery yourself!
The change from winter to spring is one of our favorite times of year! As nature lovers, we have missed seeing the plants and the critters moving around.
Tiny details can be a clue that spring is coming — even if it’s still cold!
Finding cool things in nature, noticing details, wondering — these are some of the most important skills for becoming a neighborhood naturalist!
This week, we are going to practice making observations. We’ll need to use all 5 of our senses to notice as much as possible! We’ll even send some of our observations to scientists to add to their data.
Head on to one of those activities to get started!