Bioblitzes are gatherings of scientists, citizen scientists, land managers, and more, all working together to find and identify as many different species as possible. Bioblitzes not only help land managers build a species list and atlas for their park and provide invaluable data for researchers, they also highlight the incredible biodiversity in these Bay Area oases.
Our bioblitzes are open to anyone and are family-friendly. Just bring your smartphone with the iNaturalist app, your curiosity, and your powers of observation to help catalog the natural wonders of our parks and open spaces.
We've been hosting grassroots bioblitzes in our community for over 5 years. Explore the events we've helped host in the past here!
Check below to find out about upcoming grassroots bioblitzes. Links will be live once the bioblitz is open for registration. Registration is free, but be sure to let us know you're coming so we can send you all the information you need prior to the bioblitz!
Sunday, August 16: Virtual Bioblitz!
Join us from wherever you are for this bioblitz!
We'll meet on Zoom at 9:30am Pacific to say hello and go over the basics of bioblitzing. Then head out where you'd like - your backyard, your neighborhood, a local park that's open - to bioblitz! We'll come back together on Zoom at 12noon Pacific to check out our project and share our finds!
To be included in the bioblitz, there are two steps: (1) be sure to register, and (2) join the bioblitz project on iNaturalist!
Our bioblitzes are powered by iNaturalist, our in-house, citizen science platform. It's a community-powered website and app that makes it easy to upload and share your observations in the field and to get help from other users with flora and fauna IDs.