Metro Phoenix EcoFlora

Let’s discover what’s growing in metro Phoenix! By making as many observations as possible using iNaturalist, we can learn more about the biodiversity of our urban desert home.

Everyone is invited to be a community scientist.

This is an opportunity to contribute to real-life science while studying plants in metro Phoenix, what is happening with them, and how these plants are interacting with other organisms. We want to know more about the urban ecosystem of metro Phoenix. The Metro Phoenix EcoFlora project will serve to provide insight into bigger biodiversity science questions, increase understanding and appreciation of plant life, and contribute to local conservation efforts. 

Stay up to date with EcoQuest announcements, project happenings and findings through the newsletter and on social media @ecofloraphx.

The EcoFlora project was launched by the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in 2016. Then in 2019, NYBG received a National Leadership Grant to scale up the EcoFlora project in collaboration with four gardens across the country, including Desert Botanical Garden. The Metro Phoenix EcoFlora is also in collaboration with CAZCA and supports the organization’s goals.






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We are grateful for the support and leadership of our partners in this effort.

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CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!