During the BioBlitz 300 visitors, including 200 students, used an app on their phones called iNaturalist to document 116 species through over 200 observations. In celebration of the one year anniversary of the BioBlitz we want to keep the ball rolling by encouraging everyone to become a Citizen Scientist. To get started, follow these simple steps listed below:
- Request one of the following postcards from the park: Butterflies & Moths, Caterpillars, Flowering Plants, or Biodiversity
- Receive your postcard in the mail
- Download the iNaturalist application on your mobile device
- Come visit us!
- When ready, tap ‘Observe’
- Add one or more photos as evidence (or upload photos from your camera later)
- Enter what you saw—or what you think you saw. When and where you saw it should be added automatically. Save your observation.
- Share what you find with friends on Facebook or Twitter through iNaturalist
- Check off your observations and send the postcard to a friend!