Davis Park and Wildcat Creek Citizen Science BioBlitz

When
Sat Feb 24
Where
John Herbert Davis Park
Time
8:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Family, Sports & Recreation, Hiking

Description

Join us for a fun half day citizen science BioBlitz Wildcat Creek Trail around Davis Park in San Pablo, CA. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation.

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. This event is part of our project to BioBlitz the Wildcat Creek watershed from its headwaters at Lake Anza down to its end point at the Wildcat Marsh and Landfill Loop in Richmond from summer 2017 to Spring 2018. So please check out our other upcoming BioBlitzes.

The Davis Park creek area is the most urban of our Wildcat Creek watershed BioBlitzes. It's of particular interest given the City of San Pablo's recent efforts to daylight and restore the creek. It will be fascinating to see what species are present given its urban nature with a restoration twist.

Bring your camera, sunblock, water to stay hydrated, snacks, your kids, and water shoes for doing some water quality monitoring in Wildcat Creek.

We'll be uploading photos to iNaturalist.org (aka iNat). Feel free to familiarize yourself beforehand. We will also do a short orientation to iNat in the first 15 minutes on BioBlitz day. After the hike, we'll gather at noon at a nearby coffee shop to compare shots and have an iNat load-your-photos party. Our observations will be added to the iNat project "Wildcat Creek Watershed"

Learn more about the project on Wholly H2O's project page for The WaterHood.

Location

location
  1. John Herbert Davis Park 1665 Folsom Avenue, Richmond, CA