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What is a BioBlitz

Along our creeks and in our parks live a huge variety of wildlife, from water bugs to birds, snakes to elk. We look for all of them at a BioBlitz. Essentially, we play Pokemon, but we seek out nature. iNaturalist, a mobile phone app, is the tool that we use to record our observations and share them with scientists. Also, on the iNaturalist website, you can search for and learn more about nature around the world.

See what we've found in the South Bay, along with other events conducted by our partner BioBlitz.club.

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Learning From Naturalists

To learn how about community science and the iNaturalist tool, you can watch our Naturalist Trainings on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel so you can be alerted when new videos are available.

Watch the Full Playlist Here

9/7/22: Plant Galls for the Curious Naturalist webinar [video]

 

7/19/23: Naturalist Training - Community Science & Introduction to iNaturalist [video]

8/23/23: A Deeper Dive into iNaturalist webinar [video]

9/27/23: Naturalist Training - Leaf Miners, Galls, and Other Creatures on Plants [video]

2/7/24 Nature Interpretation for the Rest of Us [video]

3/18/24 Serpentine Grasslands and iNaturalists Projects [video]

4/17/24  Why the City Nature Challenge Matters [video]

6/12/24 Aquatic Macroinvertabrates [video]

Virtual BioBlitzes:

This playlist contains 20 videos with naturalists documenting nature at various locales within the Coyote Creek Watershed. [playlist]

Watershed Tours:

Over the course of the pandemic in 2021 and 2022, we invited colleagues from a number of organizations and specialties to highlight what they enjoyed in and around Coyote Creek. The playlist includes both the full tour and segments from the tours. [playlist]

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How to Get Involved

Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful hosts monthly BioBlitz events, mostly in parks along Coyote Creek, but also a few other places. Anyone of any age can participate. Sign up on Eventbrite to join in the fun. And, if you are a Naturalist, join in too!

Download the iNaturalist app on your mobile, create a username, and practice using it in your neighborhood park. 

In this video, Deb Kramer discusses the benefits of participating in a BioBlitz and how you can become a part of the worldwide movement to document all things nature.

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