The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Master Naturalists are encouraging all Texans to participate in the Texas City Nature Challenge, part of the City Nature Challenge 2022 Global Project, which began today (April 29) and continues through May 2. See which city can document the most species of plant and animal life in this friendly competition.

To participate, sign up at and download the free iNaturalist app. Observe on your own or with a group; take a picture of any type of plant or animal, and the iNaturalist community will help with identification. Every observation contributes to biodiversity science, from a rare butterfly to a common backyard weed. Note: Richardson and surrounding cities compete as part of the DFW Metroplex.