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Mind-Blown Science: The Reptiles in your Backyard

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Celebrate nature right in your own backyard and help scientists make new discoveries at the same time! Dr. Greg Pauly, NHMLAC's Herpetology Curator, explains how while our collection is vast, we still need new identifications to truly understand how species are adapting to a changing world. Luckily, you can help! Join NHMLAC researchers for the City Nature Challenge, an international community science effort where anyone can find and identify wildlife in their backyards and throughout their hometowns. Join the fun!