Ready, Set, Explore!

The Nature Decathlon is almost here. Whether you participate in one of these 'sport' challenges, or all of them, we hope you have fun exploring your backyard or neighbourhood this weekend!

  1. Backyard Bird Bowl
    Your Goal: Discover which birds live in your backyard or neighbourhood (submission by email or iNaturalist)

  2. Bumble Bee Bonanza
    Your Goal: Submit as many bumble bee species as you can find to Bumble Bee Watch (submission to

  3. Invasive Species Art-chery
    Your Goal: Draw your best impression of an invasive species you have seen in your neighbourhood (submission by email & iNaturalist)

  4. Freestyle Insect ID
    Your Goal: Find, take photos of, and identify with iNaturalist as many bugs as you can

  5. Chipmunk Challenge
    Your Goal: Write your best backyard Chipmunk short story. (submission by email)

  6. Tree-athlon
    Your Goal: Identify at least 3 tree species in your neighbourhood

  7. Shrub Shuffle
    Your Goal: Identify as many shrubs as you see on a walk through your neighborhood

  8. Fishing for Flowers
    Your Goal: Identify as many flowers you can find in your neighbourhood that aren’t in a garden.

  9. Dirt Diving
    Your Goal: Identify species in your neighbourhood that live underground.

  10. Moth-a-thon
    Your Goal: Capture (with a photo) as many moths as you can under a light at night.

For all details on each challenge, how to submit, and other resources to help you out, visit:

Publicado por ormlt ormlt, 05 de junio de 2020


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