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April 2021

Citizen Science Month: Flowering Plants and Pollinators

April 30 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Throughout April, which is Earth Month and Citizen Science Month, the ASU community and the entire state of Arizona is invited to participate in a citizen science project to help document flowering plants and pollinators on ASU’s Phoenix-area campuses.

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April EcoQuest: Lookin’ Sharp

April 30 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Find and map as many cactus as possible. Which plants are associated with the desert more than cactus? These prickly icons can be found all over metro Phoenix, from parks to street medians. This EcoQuest is in collaboration with the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society and scientist Tania Hernandez at Desert Botanical Garden.

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City Nature Challenge 2021

April 30 @ 8:00 AM - May 3 @ 11:30 PM

A global effort to observe and document as much urban biodiversity as possible using iNaturalist. Anyone can get involved and share their observations anywhere from neighborhoods to local parks. This is the first year the Greater Phoenix Area will participate in the challenge, join us!

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Maricopa County April EcoBlitz Challenge

April 30 @ 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Have you joined Maricopa County Parks EcoBlitz Program yet? The April Challenge is the Master Blister Beetle. Often found in Brittlebush, these native Sonoran Desert beetles feed on petals and pollen. How many can you find?

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May 2021

Speaker Series: What Fuels Wildfires?

May 26 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

May is all about Wildfire Awareness! Join us for this talk with Dr. Ben Wilder to learn about the role of invasive plants in wildfires and other facets of fire in the Sonoran Desert. Discover also what recovery and restoration looks like in this unique arid habitat.

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September 2021

Desert Defenders on iNaturalist

September 30 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Help us find and map the top noxious weeds (invasive plant species) of concern for Central Arizona region using iNaturalist. We need you help! Join the Desert Defenders project.

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