2020 Summer Bug Activities!

To our wonderful Nevada community-

Even though we can’t be together in person to share in the excitement of summertime insect activity, we at Nevada Bugs & Butterflies are doing our best to provide opportunities for you and your family to explore Nevada’s amazing biodiversity. We have two new at-home programs appropriate for kids and adults- our summer activity packet and our iNaturalist Summer Nature Challenge.

First,  our summer activity packet has a whole set of activities for children ages 6-12 and can be downloaded here to be printed out. It was lovingly designed by our Nevada Bugs board members and staff.

Our iNaturalist Summer Nature Challenge is an online program that kids and adults can participate in using their smart devices. For those unfamiliar, the iNaturalist app is a fun way to explore nature, learn about your local plant and animal species, and contribute to citizen science. See how many Nevada bugs, butterflies, and other plant and animal species can you discover between June and September 2020!

Here’s how it works:
1. Download the free iNaturalist app from wherever you download your apps, or go to the iNaturalist website (you can contribute photos you’ve downloaded onto your computer from there).
2. Get outside!
3. Take pictures of all the bugs, butterflies, plants, and animals that you find using iNaturalits.
4. Add your observations to the project: Nevada Bugs & Butterflies Summer Nature Challenge 2020
5. Share your pics on social media using the hashtag #myNVbugs so we can see what you’re seeing!
Get out there and EXPLORE! #nvbugsandbutterflies #myNVbugs #summerchallenge2020 #getoutside #inaturalist #citizenscience #communityscience

iNaturalist photo challenge instructions

iNaturalist is a great way to contribute photos of your local insects, other animals and plants all year round