2016 Bioblitz

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 12:00 am all-day
Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112
Sasha McGuire

A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and community volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.

Join us on May 6-7 as we look for bats, birds, insects, lichens, weeds, spiders, and mussels at the Washington Park Arboretum.

Friday night we will have “Introduction to BioBlitz” activities, and walks with our naturalist for families with kids 4-11. Stop in anytime between 4-7pm!  We will also stay out late to look for bats from 8-10pm.

Saturday we will search for birds at daybreak, insects, lichens, and noxious weeds in the morning, then spiders, plants, and freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates in the afternoon.

Children are welcome in all groups.

RSVP for an organism group (or taxa) online, by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (uwbgeduc@uw.edu)

Full Schedule

  • Friday, May 6th
    4-7pm – Family BioBlitz Activities
    8-10pm – Bats
  • Saturday, May 7th
    6:30-9am – Birds
    9-11:30am – Insects, Lichens, Noxious Weeds
    12:30-3pm – Spiders, Plants, Freshwater Mussels/Macroinvertebrates
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