CALLING ALL CITIZEN SCIENTISTS! The UW Botanic Gardens invites you to
participate in BIOBLITZ 2013 at the Washington
Park Arboretum. Your participation will
provide you with hands-on field science experience, as well as help us manage
our site in the most ecologically sound manner possible.
When: May 10th & 11th,
Where: Washington Park Arboretum
Cost: Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is requested.
About the event:
A bioblitz is a citizen-science endeavor that attempts to take a snap shot of the biodiversity in a given area – in this case, the Arboretum
This will be our third attempt to catalogue all the various
living organisms residing in our urban oasis at the Arboretum and we need your
help. “Taxa teams” will work in 2.5 hour
shifts to seek out and document organisms belonging to one of the following
taxa groups: plants; birds; bats; fungi;
mammals; reptiles & amphibians; insects & arachnids.
RSVP to sign up and volunteer on a taxa team to assist
during one or more of 5 shifts between 4pm Friday, May 10th and 4pm
Saturday, May 11th. All volunteers are
eligible to attend our dinner-time lecture free of charge on Friday evening from 6:30pm – 8pm to be given by renowned wildlife photographer,
*Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an
Parking: Parking is available on a first come, first
serve basis at the Graham Visitors Center.
Additional parking is available a short distance from the Visitor Center in the
gravel lots down the hill.
Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle, WA