Backyard Biodiversity Project:
Document (photograph, draw, prepare herbarium specimens) of all the organisms you can find in your backyard. Plants, birds, arthropods, molluscs, lichens, mammals, fungi, microbes, anything you can can find and identify or reliably recognize. We can compete to see who has the most biodiverse backyard!
1) Get a white sheet.
2) Take it outside and find a bush.
3) Place the sheet beneath the bush, and shake the bush vigorously.
4) Document all the little critters that fall out all over the sheet (photos, drawings, written descriptions).
5) Attempt to identify the plant as well as the critters.
6) Send me your results!