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  • Writer's pictureMark L. Johnson

TP BioBlitz (11/19) Sign-Up Reminder

A BioBlitz is an event to inventory as many species as possible in a specific area during a specific time frame.

Using the smartphone app iNaturalist, community members can collect high quality data by snapping pictures of wildlife and plants and having those observations verified by others.

A BioBlitz is also an opportuinty for participants to learn about plants and wildlife, gain data collection skills, and build a stronger connection to the environment.


When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 7:00 AM to 12 noon. See Blitz hikes/times in table below.

Where: Tortolita Preserve-Moore Road Trailhead

Directions: From Tangerine Road, take Dove Mountain Blvd north to Moore Road, left at traffic light and follow Moore Road, go past the round-about and STEM School and parking will be available near Tortolita Preserve Entrance gate

Suggestions: Hiking/work boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, sun hats, sunglasses. You may need a light jacket.

Bring: 2 liters of water, snack and cell phone with iNaturalist App installed (see tutorial information below)

Supplied: huge variety of plants and wildlife!

BioBlitz Partners: Marana Parks & Recreation (lead), Tortolita Alliance, Pima Naturalists, Coalition For Sonoran Desert Protection and Arizona Game and Fish

Learn More and Sign-up At:


There will be an iNaturalist Introductory Tutorial via Zoom on Thursday, November 17 from 6-7pm. Click on the Zoom Link below to attend:

Meeting ID: 889 1166 3383

Passcode: 116141



TA will have a tent at the Moore Road Trailhead and will be selling our limited inventory of TA hats and tee shirts!


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