Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition

Current Location

Glenview, Illinois

Do you know what's living in your own backyard? We're on a mission to connect more deeply with the wildlife all around us, sharing backyard discoveries from around the world! What will you find?


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Even though my students are learning remotely due to COVID-19, we have found a way to explore and play outside together again. See what insects, mammals and birds my students found in their backyards!

Field Notes

Hi, my name is Mai, and I recently camped at the edge of a mysterious, remote rainforest in south central Madagascar to learn which animals called this forest home. Here's what I discovered!


Want to see what educator Janis Michael's class discovered in their own backyards? Check out their insects, birds and mammals, and then join the BackyardBio challenge yourself!