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Insects & Spiders: A Nature Scavenger Hunt
April 11, 2020 - April 18, 2020Free
Please join us for another virtual scavenger hunt, as we continue to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
This Insects & Spiders of New Jersey project promises to be an action-packed citizen-science campaign to help discover all kinds of bugs in our local environment. In order for this effort to succeed, we need you to get out there and observe nature, while continuing to respect social distancing advice.
To participate create an account with iNaturalist and join the Insects & Spiders of New Jersey project starting April 11. Throughout the week, look for all kinds of bugs in your yard, on your walks, and in local parks. When you find one, use the iNaturalist app to make an observation, or take a picture to upload later.
As you identify insects and spiders, take this opportunity to learn more about them, and see what other bugs are being discovered in our community. Which are native to our area and which are invasive? What other interesting facts can you discover? Regardless, your efforts support scientific research. Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about this fascinating project.
We have teamed up with the Princeton University Office of Sustainability to create this series of Nature Scavenger Hunts and hope you will join us in this virtual activity.