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Biodiversity of Lands End, San Francisco

Join Stanford researcher Scott Loarie of the Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution as we explore ways that each of us can participate in producing photographic data for scientific research on biodiversity. He will be joined by Gary Sharlow of the California Academy of Sciences as they introduce you to iNaturalist.org and the ways it can be used to track species in California and around the world. We will explore the wonders of Lands End and take pictures of the biodiversity all around us.

Watch: This short video to learn more about iNaturalist.

Where: Click on the above map and zoom in to see the exact spot where we will be meeting up for this excursion.

How Long: As long as you like..... A few hours?

Note: Park in either lot and then walk to the meetup point show in the above map link.  Zoom in to see the exact location.

***IMPORTANT***

We'll be meeting at the Green Arrow next to the parking lot. you can get to this parking lot from Geary and 48th Avenue and then go up El Camino Del Mar into the lot. The 2nd screen shot shows the lot too or follow the link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=@37.783650,-122.511360


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous! It was powerful to be out on such a beautiful day creating images to contribute to the conservation project in iNaturalist. Having the ability to marry my two passions, photography and love for this beautiful planet, in a way that makes a difference was so enjoyable. Thanks, Gary, for putting this together so I could put into practice what you had already taught us about iNaturalist, and thank you, Scott, for being available to answer questions and for responding so quickly with comments on iNaturalist. Your input and guidance really made me feel like a botanist for a day. :o)

    January 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have liked to learn a bit more about the biodiversity of the area, instead of everybody scattering around to take pictures. But overall it was a fun outing in beautiful weather! Also, I tried (in vain) to take a picture of a mosquito that landed on my arm, so now I have an awesome rash and probably West Nile, LOL. Pleasure meeting Gary & Co. ;)

    January 8, 2012

  • Kate J B.

    A great way to join with other photographers and contribute to science, and the weather was a blessing.

    January 8, 2012

  • Ken P.

    I had expected more group activity and some information about the biodiversity of Lands End vs other areas. I suspect some of the attendees, particularly those with new or point & shoot cameras, could have benefited from one of the organizers forming a small group which would walk the trail together and learn some nature photography techniques. As it was, I could have (and in fact have in the past) walked the trail alone. At least it was free.

    January 7, 2012

  • Jon M.

    It was a lot of fun to talk with other photographers and get out and experience a bio blitz at the same time. We couldn't have asked for better weather, either.

    I'm definitely looking forward to the next time I get to do one of these!

    January 7, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Hi Ben~

    It's FREEEEEEE!!!!!! :D Hope to see you there & bring friends!

    January 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a charge for this one?

    January 6, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Hi Kate~

    Its partially just how meetup works... it gave that address above as the location of Lands End and won't let me change it. The parking lot is however off of El Camino Del Mar near 48th and point Lobos and the Green arrow is the exact location for meeting up. Its a point on the trail just north of the parking lot. I'll see if I can email everyone with a photo of the exact spot now....

    January 5, 2012

  • Kate J B.

    Hi Gary, when I click on the map and zoom all the way in I see the A bubble sitting on the trail somewhere northeast of the USS San Francisco Memorial, with the green arrow floating NNE of there somewhere between the trail and the coast. Although the header up above says 32nd and El Camino Del Mar, the map markers are out near 48th and Point Lobos.

    January 4, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Hi Kate,
    Yes, if you zoom all the way in the Google map you can see the exact landmark where we are meeting.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=@37.783650,-122.511360

    See you there!

    January 4, 2012

  • Kate J B.

    Is there a landmark where we're meeting?

    December 31, 2011

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