Mountain Lake, The Presidio, California

Join us at Mountain Lake in the Presidio, for a grassroots, smartphone-powered bioblitz to document and catalogue every species we can around the southern part of the Presidio.

10am-1pm, October 10, 2015

We'll be bioblitzing around Mountain Lake, the Presidio Hills, Wherry Dunes, down Lobos Creek and all around the park 'birding by bike'!

Bring your smartphone and/or a camera, your curiosity and tons of enthusiasm. We’ll rally some experts and folks who know the area. Together we’ll make some great discoveries, get to know these places and each other better!

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

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your smart phone for sure. Bonus: camera, binoculars, and magnifying glasses. We’ll enter 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. Hooray!

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

Brought to you by the California Academy of Sciences, Nerds for Nature, and the Presidio Trust.

The fun starts at 10 AM Saturday at the 12th and Lake entrance to Mountain Lake. We will blitz for three hours and then meet up around noon to go over our finds!

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