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Join Ranger Nikki on a 3-mile easy/moderate hike to look for flowering plant life and a variety of pollinators, including butterflies. Ranger Nikki will lead you on a hike to look for cactus blooms, wildflowers and pollinators visiting flowers. Learn how to document your findings on the citizen science app*, iNaturalist, and how to join app-based local and worldwide biodiversity projects. We will also talk about the Parks Department butterfly monitoring initiative and you will receive an identification handout to help with your own observations. The route will be approx. 3 miles out-and-back on Slate and part of Flume Trails, rated as easy to moderate terrain. The trail surface ranges from smooth and level to rocky and uneven. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring snacks and plenty of water. Bring a phone, camera or notebook to log your observations. Restrooms and water are available at Slate Trailhead. *If you would like to learn how to document via iNaturalist, please download the free app at home and register with a username prior to arrival. Create a SciStarter account first. Download the INaturalist app and create an INaturalist account using the same email address. Then add your INaturalist username to your SciStarter account in “Info & Settings” where noted. Then, your participation in INaturalist projects and events, including the Phoenix Area City Nature Challenge, will count towards SciStarter’s collective goal of One Million Acts of Science this April!