National Parks BioBlitz Pacific NW Ebey's Landing

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What is it?

A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible. In 2016, BioBlitz goes national. The cornerstone National Parks BioBlitz: Washington, D.C. will take place May 20-21, with more than a hundred concurrent BioBlitzes happening at national parks across the county.

 

Join Us!

Participate in the National Park Service Centennial BioBlitz at Ebey's Landing and be a part of citizen science taking place across the region and the country. This year we are counting pollinators - the amazing bats, butterflies, and moths that help support the agricultural community here in the Reserve.

The North Coast and Cascades Network, eight national park sites in Oregon and Washington (Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, San Juan Island National Historical Park, and North Cascades National Park Service Complex), will host a BioBlitz event May 20-21 to celebrate diversity, identify, collect, and document species in each of the park sites.

You can take part on your own anywhere in the Reserve by visiting iNaturalist and joining the 2016 National Park BioBlitz - Ebey's Landing Project . Or you can join one our experts for one of the following events in the Reserve.

Wings in the Light, Butterflies in North America - RSVP Here
Join David Lee Myers for a presentation on the wild butterflies of North America.
Friday, May 20, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship - 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239

BatBlitz! - RSVP Here
Inventory and Monitoring Session. Sign up as a citizen scientist to help survey and identify bats using sonic detection.
Friday, May 20, 8:30 - 10:30 PM
Cottage at Sunnyside, 162 Cemetery Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

MothBlitz! - RSVP Here
Inventory and Monitoring Session. Sign up as a citizen scientist to help survey and identify moths.
Friday, May 20, 8:30 - 11:00 PM
Cottage at Sunnyside, 162 Cemetery Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

Pacific Rim Institute Plant Walk - RSVP Here
Inventory and document the plants on the prairies and forests of Pacific Rim Institute.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship - 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239

Ebey's Prairie Ridge Trail and Bluff Loop Butterfly Walk - RSVP Here
Inventory and document butterflies on the Ebey's Prairie Ridge Trail and the Bluff Loop Trail.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Meet at Cottage at Sunnyside, 162 Cemetery Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

These events are being hosted as part of the National Parks Centennial BioBlitz. Thank you to our local BioBlitz Partner, the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship.

 

Additional Resources

iNaturalist - In order to coordinate efforts and synthesize data from parks across the NPS during the 2016 National Parks BioBlitz, the NPS will use iNaturalist as the official data collection tool. For more information, explore the iNaturalist Overview, create an iNaturalist account, learn the parts of iNaturalist, learn how to add an iNaturalist observation, and learn how to use an iNaturalist species guide to add an observation.

e-bird - Record bird sightings, learn about birds, and more! - tools for birders, critical data for science.

Plant and Animal Species Lists - Download plant and animal checklists for the park.

Bumble Bees of the Western United States - A guide for bumble bee information and identification. (pdf 7.8 KB)

Find Your Niche in BioBlitz
Check out the video link above if you're a self-identifying biologist or naturalist and learn how you can be involved in BioBlitz. We need your biodiversity expertise!

 
 
 

Last updated: May 10, 2016

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PO Box 774
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone:

(360) 678-6084

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