Bioblitz: Test Your Species Spotting Skills

Bioblitz: Test Your Species Spotting Skills

From Park E-ventures, February 2014

On March 28–29, you can join expert-led teams at sites all across the Golden Gate National Parks for a historic Bioblitz—a 24-hour event in which volunteers count as many birds, insects, fish, mammals, lichen, and other organisms as possible!

Organized by the National Park Service (NPS), National Geographic, the Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust, this Bioblitz is the eighth in a series of 10 such events, leading up to the Centennial of the NPS’ founding. Golden Gate was chosen for its remarkable biodiversity (it’s part of a UNESCO Biosphere reserve)—and its proximity to eager volunteers like you!

To join this rare opportunity to work side-by-side with experts on real scientific research, visit bit.ly/ggnrablitz. Public registration to be part of an expert-led inventory team will open in late February. To receive updates and be notified when public registration goes live, send an email to bioblitz@ngs.org.

Get ready to experience the full spectrum of life in these parks by taking our species ID quiz. Can you identify the organism pictured in each of the color blocks?


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Boo hue?, no, it's Boo Hoo 
Submitted by Connie Little on January 31, 2014 

 

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