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Snakes in Your Backyard?

Learn what to do if you spot a snake in your backyard or neighborhood.

Into the Trees

Filling in the gaps from Mexico.

Find modern traces in your backyard, and then check out Backyard Adventures, the exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Modern Traces

Hunt for traces in your backyard, urban neighborhood, or local park.

Academy Unveils New Logo

Heart of discovery symbol reflects mission.

Dig in dirt in the backyard exhibit at the Academy

Backyard Adventures Opening Weekend Activities

Opening weekend of Backyard Adventures will be action packed.

In Support of the Paris Climate Accord

A message from the Academy president.

Backyard Adventures Opens June 9

Discover the hidden world of science.

six-spotted tiger beetles from ANS collection

Finding the Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Where can you spot this striking beetle?

Who’s Minding the VIREO Collection?

He wants a photo of each of the world’s bird species.