Our Bay Area Conservation GIS group (BACGIS) invites citizen scientists from all ages and walks of life to join us in participating in the Golden Gate National Parks Bioblitz 2014 (http://ggnpc.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/BioBlitz_Participant_Registration_Homepage.html), March 28-29. The BACGIS group will also be hosting a get together on Saturday after the Bioblitz. All are welcome, but it is recommended to register ASAP for a Bioblitz inventory section. Overview of the sections can be found here (http://ggnpc.convio.net/site/DocServer/2014_BioBlitz_All_Inventories.pdf?docID=361).
Registration (http://ggnpc.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/BioBlitz_Participant_Registration_Homepage.html) for the Bioblitz is closed. But join us at the beach & Biodiversity Festival (http://www.parksconservancy.org/events/park-interp/bioblitz-2014-and-biodiversity-festival.html) at East Beach Saturday afternoon!
At the Bioblitz
Scientists will lead groups at 10 different locations within San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties throughout the day (and in some cases into the night - think owls!) using iNaturalist to record sightings of various organisms from lichens and wildflowers to birds and mammals.
After the Bioblitz
Gather with other Bioblitzers, check out the Biodiversity Festival, and enjoy the beach with other mappers on Saturday starting at noon at East Beach/Chrissy Field. Look for Reuben with his blue bike with white handlebars at the north end of the parking lot near the Bay Trail @ Javovitz Street.