Upcoming BioBlitz at UW Botanic Gardens May 6-7

UW Botanic Gardens BioBlitz: May 6-7

Join the UW Botanic Gardens on May 6 & 7 for our 2016 BioBlitz at the Washington Park Arboretum.  A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and community volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period. Sign up to look for bats, birds, insects, lichens, weeds, spiders, and mussels at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Foster Island. On Friday night we will have “Introduction to BioBlitz” activities, and walks with our naturalists for families with kids 4-11. Stop in any time between 4-7pm! We will also stay out late to look for bats from 8-10pm.  On Saturday we will search for birds at daybreak, insects, lichens, and noxious weeds in the morning, then spiders, plants, and freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates in the afternoon. The BioBlitz is open to everyone—even Professor Patrick Tobin’s ESRM 436 class will be participating in the event as one of their labs!—and children are welcome in all groups.

If you’d like to join other students, citizen scientists and families for a rewarding, hands-on weekend of discovery, you can RSVP online for an organism group (or taxa), by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (uwbgeduc@uw.edu)

 

Thank you!

Alicia Blood

Youth and Family Programs Supervisor

PH 206.616.3381   EM alblood@uw.edu

uwbotanicgardens.org

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