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flowers and food challenge

Seek: Flowers & Food Challenge

This Nature Challenge was created by Seek (by iNaturalist):

Your mission:

Pollinators give us foods we eat and flowers we enjoy! By moving pollen between different plants using their bodies, pollinators help many kinds of plants reproduce.

Your challenge:

  • Find 2 plants in the order Lamiales (mints, plantains, olives, and allies)
  • Find 1 plant from the family Asteraceae (sunflowers, daisies, asters, and allies)
  • Find 1 plant from the order Rosales (roses, elms, figs, and allies)
  • Find 2 insects from the orders:
    • Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)
    • Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
    • Coleoptera (beetles)Diptera (flies)

What is Seek? And how do you get started?

Seek (by iNaturalist) is a kid-safe app that helps you explore nature and get to know your local species!

Seek identifies and names plants, animals, and fungi by using the camera on a phone or tablet device. Seek also provides facts about the species you observe to deepen your understanding.

You can use Seek anywhere! Try your backyard, local park, or a nature reserve. Exciting new challenges are released monthly.

To try Seek, ask your parent or educator to visit the iNaturalist website. Or, they can click here for more information.

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