• Mark 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:

Arizona Game & Fish Tortolita Preserve Bioblitz WebPage


 

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!