Thank you for making Flora & Fauna Fest 2019 a success! Check back soon for our event date for spring 2020.

Choose Your Challenge

Join the count! Challenge yourself in a quest to spot as many species as you can. Invite your friends and family to sponsor you to support education for a healthy planet. Your count will contribute both to the Hitchcock Center’s catalogue and to a global biodiversity research database. How many species can you find?


  • Trail Loop Contest: Race to document the biodiversity in the Hitchcock Center’s own backyard! Download the iNaturalist app to assist you in the identification process and then share what you find on this global research database.
  • Species Spy Scavenger Hunt: See if you can spot them all!


(2019 registration has ended)

Your registration helps to raise funds to support the Hitchcock Center’s year-round environmental education programs. You can help even more by asking your friends and family to sponsor your quest to spot species!

Setting up your fundraising page is easy! We created a template so you don’t have to start from scratch.

How to Set Up Your Fundraising Page

Questions? Send Marcus an email for assistance. See the Additional Resources section below for a sample email to make it easy for you to get started.

Want to Make a Donation to Support a Team?

Thank you to our sponsors!

Additional Resources

Sample fundraising emails (PDF)

iNaturalist (download the app to your mobile device)

Go Botany (New England Wild Flower Society’s Plant Guide)

All About Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Bugguide IDNature Guides (All organisms)

LeafSnap (Smithsonian’s Tree Guide)

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