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UC Berkeley's Sagehen Creek Field Station

11616 Sagehen Road, Truckee, CA 96160 Truckee, CA 96160

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Welcome to the 2017 (3rd Annual) BioBlitz!

You bring your smartphone and enthusiasm, and together we’ll look for birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, insects, spiders, trees, and flowers within the Sagehen Creek Field Station. A BioBllitz is a detailed study of biodiversity in a specific location over a specified period of time, bringing experts and volunteers together. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Here is a link to video of last year's Bioblitz.

We’ll enter our observations in iNaturalist and maintain eBird lists. To check out some of the cool stuff we may see click here. Don't have an iNat account yet? No problem! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, then download the app: iPhone, Android. Want a little more help? Check out these videos. Video Tutorials.

Please be sure to have iNaturalist downloaded to your smartphone prior to arrival!! Wireless bandwidth is limited at field station. It is also recommended that participants have made several observations using iNaturalist prior to participation, and are somewhat familiar with the application.

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Date: Saturday, June 24th

Time: Starts at 8:30 (Coming for the morning session or stay all day!)

Morning Session: 8:30-12:00

All Day Schedule:

8:30-9:00: Check-in & Registration

9:00-9:30: Welcome & History of Sagehen Creek Field Station

9:30-12:00: Field Observations

12:00-12:30: Morning Session Wrap-Up

12:30-1:30: Lunch & Departure of Morning Session Participants

1:30-3:30: Field Observations

3:30-4:00: Closing

Location: UC Berkeley's Sagehen Creek Field Station. (11 miles of north of Truckee, off highway 89). Carpooling encouraged!!

Who: People of all ages and skill level are welcome! During the Bioblitz, participants will be seperated into small groups and partnered with a California Naturalist who will guide and assist with making observations using your smart phones or a camera. You may also be joined by an additional experts in plants, insects or birds.

**Children must be accompanied by an adult!

How: All participants, regardless of age, need to register. Registered participants will recieve a follow up email with more details and logistics for the event.

What to Bring:

  • Smart phone or tablet with iNaturalist application installed and camera capabilities
  • Sierra Nevada Field Guide (optional: Laws Sierra Nevada Field Guide recommended)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sturdy walking shoes & appropiate clothing for working outdoors
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterbottle
  • Snacks & Lunch (if staying all day)
  • Potluck item (if staying for BBQ)

Questions: Contact Lynn Hori at:

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11616 Sagehen Road, Truckee, CA 96160 Truckee, CA 96160

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