Date and Time:

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 12:01am to Monday, May 31, 2021, 12:00am


We have three ways people can take part:
1) On Social media with #backyardbio on twitter and instagram

2) On the INaturalist platform, by registering for this project so all their observations get pooled together - - Younger kids can also use the Seek App

3) Through direct classroom connections worldwide so that teachers and kids can share their finds with others very far away. You can register for this on the site

We also have a sub-campaign built around the International Day for Biodiversity - May 22nd. The goal being to get the public working to create a comprehensive portrait of life on earth as they see it. This will happen on social media with #snapshotoflife and on INaturalist here:

How to apply/register:

Registration is not necessary for BackyardBio - though if you're a classroom teacher and you'd like to be partnered with other classes you can do so at

For those wanting to join us on INaturalist to share their images, you can join the platform and then our project page here:



Contact Name:

Jesse Hildebrand

Contact Email: