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City Nature Challenge 2023

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


Join volunteer preserve steward Jim Haniford for a laid-back hike through Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s scenic Meadowbrook Nature Preserve. We’ll look for spring flowers, fungi, and wildlife to catalog on the iNaturalist app for this year’s City Nature Challenge. We’re hoping to inventory all the forest, stream, and meadow life (and signs of life) that we come across!

iNaturalist is a free, fun and informative ‘citizen science’ app you can download to your smartphone. The app allows you to submit your observations in real time. Jim will also be available to answer basic questions about using the app. It is suggested that those interested download the app ahead of time. The hike will cover easy to moderate terrain. Depending on the weather, certain areas of the trail may be wet, so please dress accordingly.

Please reserve your spot on the hike using the contact information below. Let’s get together for this BioBlitz, enjoy Meadowbrook’s wide array of flora and fauna, and help beat last year’s Challenge totals!

Anyone can upload their observations to the Chicagoland iNaturalist page during this weekend! Follow the link or scan the QR code to join: 

PDF of flyer with iNaturalist instructions

City Nature Challenge 2023 Chicagoland Flyer


April 29, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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