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2019 City Nature Challenge

  • JBH Long Point Ranch 8200 Whaley-Long Point Road Richmond, TX 77469 USA (map)

Come join us for the 2019 City Nature Challenge! Let’s help Houston become the WILDEST city in Texas! This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. You don’t have to be a bird or plant expert as this is a great learning opportunity for ALL ages!

Please RSVP for the challenge at
An RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Participants may feel free to come and go as they please. The event will open at 8:00am and close at 1:00pm.


  • We recommend that all participants come dressed for some easy hiking, wearing comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Please no sandals/flip-flops.

  • Wearing a cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant is highly encouraged.

  • Don’t forget to bring your smart phone or camera to document observations for the challenge.

  • If you have binoculars, bring them along for bird watching.

  • Prior to the challenge, we recommend that participants create a FREE account with iNaturalist. This is the app that the City Nature Challenge will be utilizing for the challenge. It is available for free for Apple or Android.

    • The Seek App by iNaturalist may also be downloaded for younger participants.

  • Come prepared with water and snacks.

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Earlier Event: April 13
JBHF Spring Bird Count
Later Event: May 29
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