Join the Bay Area Urban Species Search: connecting urban biodiversity to conservation planning! TOGETHER Bay Area and the California Academy of Sciences are joining forces to bring urban biodiversity data into the Conservation Lands Network – and we need your help!
March 17-31, look for and document these 24 species (or groups of species) throughout the places in the greater Bay Area where people live and work: cities, towns, suburbs, neighborhoods, backyards, schoolyards! When you find one, make an observation using iNaturalist, and it will automatically be added to our Bay Area Urban Species Search project. Sharing your observations will help us better understand how these species are using and benefiting from the urban environment and will allow us to highlight how the urban San Francisco Bay Area contributes to regional conservation. We're particularly interested in wild observations of these species in our urban areas. How many can you find? Can you find all 24?! Feel free to download and print this species grid to help you remember all of them and keep track of what you've seen.