In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Sustainable Princeton has teamed up with the Princeton University Office of Sustainability to create a series of Nature Scavenger Hunts, and we hope you will join us in this virtual activity!
To participate, create an account with iNaturalist and join our projects (see below). Throughout the month, look for bugs, turtles, or birds in your yard, on your walks, and in local parks while you respect social distancing advice. When you find one, use the app to make an observation, or take a picture to upload later. (Please note that county and state parks are closed, but Princeton's municipal parks are currently open for walks.)
Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about these fascinating projects and have fun reconnecting with nature!
- Insects & Spiders of New Jersey -- April 11 to April 18 How many butterflies, beetles, and bugs can we identify?
- Frogs & Turtles of New Jersey -- April 18 to April 25 Help us find tadpoles, frog eggs, turtles, and more.
- Birds & Mammals of New Jersey -- April 25 to May 2 Is it a robin, chickadee, or tree swallow? Let's ID them.