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Join the California Academy of Sciences and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as we document all the plants and animals we can throughout Laurel Village.

Event details

What: Laurel Village Manzanita Hunt & Bioblitz
When: Sunday November 6th, 2016 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: We will meet at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (3200 California Street) at 9:00 am, divide into teams, choose our routes, and get blitzing.  We'll then meet back at the JCC for lunch to go over our finds!
What to bring: Your curiosity and tons of enthusiasm! Bring your smartphone with the iNaturalist app and/or digital camera if you have one. BONUS: Binoculars, magnifying glass

What is a bioblitz?

A bioblitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing professional scientists and amateur citizen scientists together. Together, we’ll look for snails, salamanders, birds, butterflies, other insects, spiders, trees, worms, flowers, and everything else we can find!


Who can participate?

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! We’ll enter our observations in iNaturalist and join together at the end to find out how many observations we made and how many species we found. Past blitzes in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Mateo have averaged 1000 observations and 200+ species each.

Don't have an iNat account yet? No problem! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, then download the app for your iPhone or Android.

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