Fun(gi) and Friends Bioblitz


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Wed, Feb 28, 2024 10:00am-2:00pm
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Fuschia fairy slipper orchid surrounded by green forest

Join us on Mt. Tam for a naturalist adventure! A bioblitz is a quick, intense survey of the species present. Hone your observation skills, become a field biologist for the day, and enjoy some fun(gi) and friends! We will look for mushrooms to add to our scientific collections and also use iNaturalist to document invertebrates, amphibians, and early spring wildflowers. Who knows, maybe we will even see some of the delightful fairy slipper orchids!

The bioblitz will take place from 10am-2pm including a break in the field to enjoy lunch and learn some tools for mushroom and plant identification.

Registration required for all participants 2+ years of age.  If registration is full, complete the form and you will be automatically added to the waiting list. People on the waiting list will be notified if a spot becomes available.

Date and time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Meeting location: Rock Spring Trailhead. Intersection of Pantoll Rd. & W Ridgecrest Blvd. on Mt. Tam. Parking is free.

About the group: Everyone is welcome! This bioblitz will involve a larger group of nature-curious folks of all ages and experience levels. Bioblitz facilitators will bring expertise about different aspects of Mt. Tam’s biodiversity and will provide coaching on identification and using iNaturalist.

Ease of Access, Terrain Characteristics, & Creature Comforts: This event includes a hike of up to 3.5 miles. This includes traveling over unpaved, varied terrain with inclines and uneven surface. Participants will have the option to spend some time off-trail. Hazards include poison oak, ticks, and cold weather, so bring sturdy shoes, long pants, and a warm jacket & hat. Portable restrooms and water will be available at the meeting location. Please bring a lunch and snacks.

Weather & Cancellations: We will bioblitz in light rain. However, we may need to cancel in the event of adverse weather condition, unhealthy air quality, or other unforeseen circumstances. In the case of cancellation, participants will be informed via email.

Pets: Although we love dogs and they are allowed on our bioblitz route, we do not recommend bringing dogs due to the anticipated group size

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