Crimson darter

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Join the EcoCenter at Heron's Head and the California Academy of Sciences for a grassroots bioblitz at Heron's Head Park!

Event details

What: Heron's Head Bioblitz
When: Saturday December 3, 2016 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Heron's Head Park- We'll explore the park and document everything we can find for a few hours, then we'll all come back together to upload our observations, see what everyone else found, and get help with IDs.
What to bring: Your curiosity and tons of enthusiasm! Bring your smartphone with the iNaturalist app and/or digital camera if you have one. BONUS: Binoculars, magnifying glass


What is a bioblitz?

A bioblitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing professional scientists and amateur citizen scientists together. Together, we’ll look for snails, salamanders, birds, butterflies, other insects, spiders, trees, worms, flowers, and everything else we can find!

Who can participate?

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! We’ll enter our observations in iNaturalist and join together at the end to find out how many observations we made and how many species we found. Past blitzes in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Mateo have averaged 1000 observations and 200+ species each.

Don't have an iNat account yet? No problem! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, then download the app for your iPhone or Android.

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