BioBlitz 2014 at the Giacomini Wetlands
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Friday–Saturday, March 28–29, 2014 at the Giacomini Wetlands in Point Reyes Station
To better understand, appreciate, and protect our natural treasures, the National Park Service, National Geographic, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and Presidio Trust are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count on Friday–Saturday, March 28–29, 2014. BioBlitz 2014 will take place in several national parks, including Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and locations in Golden Gate National Recreation Area including the Giacomini Wetlands in Point Reyes Station. Be a Part of an Inventory Team!
The walks at the Giacomini Wetlands include wetland life; water bugs; wildflowers; marine algae; birds; mammal tracks; snakes, frogs, and more after dark; fish, and much more.
Sign up now (registration closes March 17) to join an expert-led species inventory team at any of these sites to discover, count, map, and learn about the park’s diverse organisms. At the Giacomini Wetlands, there will be 18 public (pre-registration required), expert-led inventory trips on Friday and Saturday cataloging birds, marine invertebrates, mammals, amphibians, marine algae, aquatic insects, wetlands plants, and more. Go to the website below to choose the date and time, or subject matter that interests you most. You may also register for any other BioBlitz location at this website. Spots on inventory teams go quickly.
Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz will bring together more than 300 leading scientists and naturalists from around the country, thousands of local community members of all ages, and more than 2,000 students from across the Bay Area throughout various parts of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.
Did You Know?
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