CHICAGO — The Park District is encouraging Chicagoans to get outside and explore green spaces during a month-long Parks for Pollinators nature challenge.
The challenge asks Chicagoans to find, identify and record pollinators and pollinator-friendly plants during September, according to a Park District news release. It’s part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the pollinator crisis and encourage local action as pollinators such as the monarch butterfly have declined in number.
An “observation” includes a photo or sound, a description of the pollinator or plant and the date and location of the encounter.
After downloading the app or signing up online, participants must join the Parks for Pollinators 2022: Chicago Park District project online.
You can learn more about iNaturalist here.
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