Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Grapevine Parks and Recreation is helping residents connect to the natural world by participating in citizen science research programs. Join us today!

Worldwide, people of all ages and backgrounds are collecting data to help decision makers conserve natural resources, monitor species at risk, and protect critical habitat. Grapevine Parks and Recreation will help residents develop Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) skills and connect to the natural world by participating in citizen science research programs studying biodiversity, environmental change, and water quality right here in Grapevine. These programs include: iNaturalist Explorers, Texas Stream Team, Monarch Watch and much more.

To find out more on how to get involved with these programs email Misty Adams.

Texas Stream Team

The City of Grapevine is a partner of the Texas Stream Team, a statewide environmental education and water quality monitoring program focused on protecting the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways. This citizen scientist program educates the community and promotes environmental stewardship by training volunteers to conduct monthly water quality tests on their local lakes, rivers, streams, and estuaries. Join us today!!

iNaturalist Explorers

One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature!

Bee City USA

Bees are central to our lives. Thousands of native species sustain our environment and food supply. Bee City USA brings people together to make their communities better places for bees. Grapevine is a participating city.  

Monarch Watch

Celebrate the migration of Monarch Butterflies through Grapevine.

Resources


Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Wildlife Identification Guide

  • This user friendly guide includes photos, descriptions, and tracks of common Texas mammals and birds.

Wildlife Fact Sheets

  • Fact sheets provide detailed information about Texas amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, plants, and reptiles. Does not include photos for all species.

Texas Tracks

  • Have you ever found a track and wondered what kind of animal left it? This sheet includes pictures of tracks from 9 common Texas mammals to help with identification.

Texas Birds

  • This helpful guide to Texas birds is appropriate for users of all ages and includes photos, fun facts, and description of bird calls.

Learn about Texas Insects

  • This helpful guide to Texas birds is appropriate for users of all ages and includes photos, fun facts, and description of bird calls.

Butterflies at Home

Butterflies of Texas

  • This site features beautiful photos and facts about butterfly and moth species found in Texas.

Texas A&M Forest Service

Trees of Texas

  • Everything you need to know about Texas trees can be found on this site including a comprehensive list of common Texas trees and tips for identifying and growing trees.

Wildflowers of Texas

Texas Highways

  • A helpful guide to 30 of Texas’ most common wildflowers.