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Lands & Legacy 2022: BioBlitz
August 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Eastern Sierra Land Trust is inviting you to participate in collecting scientific observations in an in-person Citizen Science BioBlitz event! We are excited to get onto the land with you as part of our 21st Anniversary Lands & Legacy Celebration.
A BioBlitz is a community science event that brings together people of all ages to observe nature. It’s kind of like a flash mob for identifying and counting species. Community members get together outside and use apps including iNaturalist, Seek, and eBird to ID and document the plants, birds, reptiles, and other life that they find. BioBlitzes can contribute useful data that scientists can learn from. They are also a fun opportunity for our community to come together and learn about nature.
We will meet at the Bishop Paiute Reservation Conservation Open Space Area (COSA) for ESLT’s BioBlitz. The COSA is 24.8 acres of wetlands and walking paths that have been set aside by the Bishop Paiute Tribe for conservation, learning, recreation and science. There is plenty of parking next to the Bishop BLM and National Forest offices behind the DMV. We will meet by the gate to the COSA at the back of the parking area (North end). There are no restrooms in the COSA, but there is a gas station with facilities close to our meeting spot.
Although it is not required to attend, we strongly encourage attendees to download the iNaturalist app before the event to help document and ID the species that we find. Please watch this video showing how to use the app if you are not familiar with it already. Other fun and helpful apps to consider downloading include Seek, Central California Wildflowers, and Merlin. These apps will help us identify what we find out on the COSA! To register for this event, please reach out to Claire at email@example.com.