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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 2019 (5th Annual) BioBlitz with Family Activities hosted by SWEP!

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 BioBlitz 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! Participants will work in small groups and be guided by expert ornithologists, entomologists, botanists, biologists, and naturalists to different search zones within the Sagehen Creek Field Station to identify the flora and fauna of that area.

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. iNaturalist.org 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.


Family Activity Session with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships!!

SWEP educators will guide elementary-aged children and their families on an exploration of Sagehen Creek's macroinvertebrates. SWEP staff will have nets, scopes, identification keys, art supplies and more to guide the exploration of bugs that make their home in Sagehen Creek. Children and their families will have fun while learning more about these important bugs and how they help us understand the health of our watershed.


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Date: Saturday, August 3rd 2019

Time: 8:30-12:30 (Family Session from 8:30-10:30)

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

Who: People of all ages and naturalist skill level are welcome! **Children must be accompanied by an adult!

How: Each participant must register for one of the session options. Registered participants will recieve a follow up email with more details and logistics for the event.

Session Options:

  • Birding, Flora & Fauna Session with naturalist experts

  • Family Activity Session with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) **children must be accompanied by an adult

Questions: Contact Lynn Hori at: lynnhori@gmail.com

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

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