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 PokeMan, 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.
Learning From Naturalists
To learn how about community science and the iNaturalist tool, you can watch some of our videos on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel so you can be alerted when new videos are available.
7/19/23: Naturalist Training - Community Science & Introduction to iNaturalist [video]
9/7/23: Plant Galls for the Curious Naturalist webinar [video]
8/23/23: A Deeper Dive into iNaturalist webinar [video]
This playlist contains 20 videos with naturalists documenting nature at various locales within the Coyote Creek Watershed. [playlist]
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]
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.