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Join the EcoQuest Challenge: Monarch & Milkweeds


Join NYBG in the first EcoQuest Challenge! EcoQuests, part of the New York City EcoFlora Project, challenge New Yorkers to become citizen scientists and observe, study, and help conserve the native plants and animals of the City via iNaturalist, an easy-to-use mobile app
North America’s iconic Monarch Butterflies are in decline—threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use, as well as loss of Milkweed plants required for rearing their young.

How to Get Started

1. Download the iNaturalist app or register at

2. Take photos of Monarchs and Milkweeds

3. Post your observations to the NYC EcoFlora Project on iNaturalist


What Is the Goal?

Help NYBG document as many Milkweed species as possible by August 31.

The New York City EcoFlora project is designed to assemble new, original observations and data on the City’s flora to better inform policy decisions about management and conservation of the City’s natural resources.


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The Bronx River Alliance is a coordinated voice for the river that works in partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor so that it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, resource for the communities through which it flows.

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