Placerville Event: A Mini-BioBlitz at Wakamatsu Farm
Visitors to the farm search and record data for all the biology they can find!
Please join ARC stewardship staff and volunteers for a mini-bioblitz at Wakamatsu Farm! Wakamatsu has a vast wealth of cultural, historic and natural resources and we would like to share them with the public for this 5 hour event! Join local expert botanists, entomologist, wildlife biologists and more as visitors to the farm search and record data for all the biology they can find.
What is it? According to National Geographic:A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity. These events can happen in most any geography—urban, rural, or suburban—in areas as small as a backyard or as large as a country. Smartphone technologies and apps such as iNaturalist make collecting photographs and biological information about living things easy as part of a BioBlitz. High quality data uploaded to iNaturalist become part of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, an open source database used by scientists and policy makers around the world.
Where is it at? Wakamatsu is a 272-acre working farm located off Cold Springs Road between Placerville. We have a wonderful array of seasonal ponds, a large lake, oak woodlands, pastureland, riparian areas and more! Please sign up or contact Taylor Faye at the American River Conservancy for more details!
When is it? Saturday April 27th- Starting at 10am and ending around 3pm. Timing is subject to change- please stay tuned for more details!
How do I help? Get involved as a naturalist, local expert or just as a citizen scientist! Coming together to explore the world around us as a community is an excellent way to contribute to the communal wealth of knowledge in science or biology. Please call the office and ask for Taylor Faye at 530-621-1224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
Date & Time
April 27, 2019
10:00AM - 3:00PM