Golden Gate National Recreation Area Parks BioBlitzes 2014

Exploring the redwood forest during the 2014 BioBlitz at Golden Gate parks
Exploring the redwood forest during the 2014 BioBlitz at Golden Gate Parks.

Courtesy of Moses Thompson.

On March 28-29, 2014, participants in the BioBlitz at Golden Gate Park sites, including Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods National Monument, the Presidio of San Francisco, Mori Point, and Rancho Corral de Tierra observed and recorded biodiversity in habitats ranging from the redwood canopy to windswept beaches. Highlights included the first ever canopy survey of redwoods at Muir Woods, the first-ever, park sighting of a climbing salamander in Muir Woods; sightings of great horned, spotted, barred and saw-whet owls; and a mountain lion at Corral de Tierra. For more information please visit the Golden Gate National Recreation Area parks website.

The National Park Service Biodiversity Youth Ambassadors helped discover and document living organisms during this special event. See the action through their eyes via their blog. For more information, visit the National Geographic Society website.