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Bioblitz! — Join from home!
April 24, 2020 - April 27, 2020
The world around us is teeming with life! We invite you to take a closer look at this web of life between April 24-27 by participating in a Bioblitz in your own neighborhood. Due to COVID-19, we will not be gathering together for this event like we have in the past, but instead will be putting our collective observation skills to work throughout the community through Nearby Nature’s Natural Neighbors Project (as well as other projects for folks outside of Eugene-Springfield). Volunteers of all ages will take photos of different plants, animals, insects, and fungi in their own neighborhoods and upload them to iNaturalist for identification and a final species count. You can find a helpful guide to how to participate here.
You don’t need to be a skilled naturalist to join in the fun and learning. All you need to do is take photos with your phone, a camera, or another device and upload your images to on iNaturalist. If you’re not sure what you’ve discovered, one of our expert naturalists will add a species identification to your image. Visit our Natural Neighbors Project page or the City Nature Challenge How-To Guide for info on how to set up your iNaturalist account and get started. (Note — Even if you missed the official Bioblitz, you can participate in the Natural Neighbors project year around!)
What do you need to participate in the Bioblitz?
- A smartphone, handheld device, or camera for making observations
- Weather-appropriate clothing – bioblitzing happens rain or shine!
- Your own eyes and curiosity
- An iNaturalist account
ENJOY! We look forward to seeing your observations!