California Biodiversity Week – Bioblitz Celebration

Saturday, September 11, 2021
10:00am – 1:00pm

FREE, donations appreciated
All ages welcome
Meet at the Dwight Center

California is home to more species of plants and animals that are only found here, and more species overall, than any other state in the US! Join us in celebrating the incredible biodiversity of our state with a “bioblitz” – an effort to find and identify as many species as we can while we enjoy a walk through the grasslands and woodlands of Pepperwood. We will be using iNaturalist to document our observations, adding to a robust set of data which conservation leaders can use to better understand and protect the living things in our incredible state!

We recommend that each household participating in this bioblitz has an iNaturalist account. Not familiar with iNaturalist? That is OK! We will start the event with a basic tutorial on how to use it, and our field leaders can support you along the way. To conclude the event, you are invited to bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy while we work on identifying our observations together. We will have field guides available to help us in this quest, and you are invited to bring your own if you have them.

This event includes a moderate hike of approximately 2 miles at a slow pace. Backpacks are welcome, please leave strollers at home.

Click here to view iNaturalist’s help page, for resources to get started with “iNatting”!

Please note: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please bring a mask – we will require masks to be worn indoors during this event (this includes in the bathrooms), regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required while outdoors. Please practice good hand washing hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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Register for this event using the secure form below. 

To register, select the applicable level below, either General or Friends of Pepperwood and click +Add. On mobile devices, please scroll all the way to the right to find the +Add button. In the pop up window, enter your information and scroll to the bottom to click “Continue”. Next, on the main form, you may add your additional donation amount in the open field, then click the green “Continue” button to move to the final page for payment. Click the green “Process” button on this final page to complete your transaction. 

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Friends of Pepperwood: Enter the code you received as a current Friend of Pepperwood to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your Friends of Pepperwood status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a Friend of Pepperwood today!

Registration for Friends of Pepperwood opens Monday, July 19, 2021. Registration opens for the public on Friday, July 23, 2021.