Riverside BioBlitz

Please join us at the Ameal Moore Nature Center Saturday October 17, 2015 from 10am-4pm as we host a BioBlitz! A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying conducted by scientists, naturalists, and volunteers. We encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in a variety of tasks led by scientists and naturalists from Western Riverside County’s Regional Conservation Authority, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, UCR, and more.

Activities during the daylight hours will include mapping wildlife burrows to understand some of our rarest species, comparing insect diversity in grazed and ungrazed portions of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, and looking at the phenology (seasonal changes) of perennial plants.  Evening activities will focus on bats.

Make sure you come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen, and sensible shoes. Don’t forget to download the Museum’s free Nature Spotter app to help catalog what you see! It’s free and a great tool to have with you year round. For more information contact Teresa Woodard (twoodard@riversideca.gov) or Erin Conlisk (erin.conlisk@gmail.com).

Can’t make the whole day? Not a problem! Come in whenever you can and see how you can help us document the park! We look forward to seeing you here!


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