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City Nature Challenge Mini-Bioblitz

Help us contribute to the San Antonio effort to document as many species of living things as possible during the City Nature Challenge this weekend!

Join Jane Weeden, City Nature Challenge Bexar County Coordinator, for a stroll in the canyon! Jane will begin by introducing the City Nature Challenge and show participants the basics on using the documentation and identification application, iNaturalist. Then the group will head out onto the Discovery Trail to capture and identify as many species as possible!

What is the City Nature Challenge? Join the Texas Master Naturalists, San Antonio Natural Areas, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, TPWD and many others in a fun challenge this weekend, April 26-29, to see what city can document the most native plant and animal species. It's easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using iNaturalist! Visit the San Antonio CNC website to learn more and get info about downloading iNaturalist.

This activity is open to all ages and includes both a short seated activity and then an easy hike to make identifications. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. No pets please. Please download the free iNaturalist app prior to arrival.

Registration is NOT required. Though the activity is free, entrance fees to the Natural Area do apply. We often fill to capacity. To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please pre-purchase and print out a day pass. Park in Lot A and meet at the Picnic Pavilion.

Dress for hiking outdoors. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray and a hat are recommended. Bring at least 1 liter of water per person.

This program is weather-dependent and subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055, or go to the GCSNA webpage, Instagram, or Facebook.