Participants invited to annual city nature photo challenge

Participants invited to annual city nature photo challenge

The Wichita Falls – Rolling Plains Region will host its third City Nature Challenge April 28 through May 1. Participants are encouraged to go outside in the community and take photos either with a smart phone or digital camera, then upload them at or save them on the iNaturalist app.

Bluebonnets bloom along I-44 near Wichita Falls.

All observations of living things, such as wildflowers, insects, or any wild living organism, made on these days in the 10-county region around Wichita Falls will be added to the region’s project, according to a release from the organization.

The goal is to document species found in the region to help scientists who study these species learn more about where and what type of organisms are here.

A snowy egret wading in the Wichita River.

The City Nature Challenge is sponsored by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences.

Texas Yellow Star at Lake Arrowhead

For more information, go to the Rolling Plains Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist at or visit

This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: Join the Wichita Falls – Rolling Plains city nature photo challenge