Are you ready for this month’s Seek challenge? Get outdoors and find 10 different types of trees and shrubs.
This Nature Challenge was created by Seek (by iNaturalist):
Humans rely on trees and forests for clean air, food, shelter, and wood. They take in carbon from the air and lock it away in their wood or the soil. Spending time among trees makes us feel better in mind and body. We need them now even more than ever, and so do a huge number of other living things. Seek out the trees in your local area and feel the benefits for yourself!
Find any 10 different trees or shrubs from the following types:
-Pines, conifers, yews, and podocarps; -Palms; -Beeches, walnuts, and oaks; -Maples, buckeyes, mangos, mahoganies, and citrus; -Hollies; -Rowans, whitebeams; -Cherries, apples, and pears; -Hackberries, aspens, poplars, and willows; -Laurels, avocado, spicebush, and sassafrass; -Elms; -Buckthorns and Ceanothus; -Figs and mulberries; -Mangroves; -Bushwillows; -Dogwoods, hydrangeas, and tupelos
What is Seek? And how do you participate?
Seek (by iNaturalist) is a kid-safe app that helps you get outside, explore nature, and become a master naturalist! Using the camera on a phone or tablet device, Seek helps you identify and name plants, animals, and fungi. Seek also connects you to more information about the species you observe.
New challenges are released at the start of each month. To participate, you will need access to the app on a phone or tablet device. You can seek out plants, animal, and fungi in your backyard, local park, or nature reserve. Give it a go and become a naturalist today!
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November Species of the Week!
Meet a new species each week related to the challenge.
Week 1: bur oak
Week 2: trembling aspen
week 3: tulip tree
Week 3: white mulberry
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