COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE

The San Francisco Bay Area has been under a Shelter in Place order since March 15th. We will not be hosting public events until the Shelter-in-place orders are lifted. For now, please join us for some virtual insect walks, Bay Area back yard iNaturalist project, or download some free resources/fliers to help you explore. 

Stay Healthy

Merav

WHAT’S NEW?

Upcoming Events
The Secret Life of Ants
Sat, Aug 15
Facebook live event
Aug 15, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Facebook live event
Learn about the secret life of ants and all their fascinating facts in this virtual program! The program is in collaboration with the Open Space Authority
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Meet Your Nature Neighbor
Tue, Apr 21
iNaturalist project
Apr 21, 7:00 PM – Apr 30, 11:00 PM
iNaturalist project
Help us document nature around you while sheltering in place!
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A BIT ABOUT US

Become a citizen scientist and help us document the diversity around us! We explore our local parks through public nature events - BioBlitzes. A BioBlitz is an event where a group of people tries to document as many species as possible in a specific time frame. It's a great way to get to know a place, local animals and plants, and collect real scientific data. 

If this sounds like fun, join us!

Bioblitz.club was founded in 2019 by Merav Vonshak. Merav has a PhD from the Tel Aviv University and has completed her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University. Merav has been organizing citizen science events for the past 10 years and she and her volunteers have documented numerous animals and plants in many events.  Bioblitz.Club brings the latest news, updates, special events, and more to our community of avid naturalists in the Bay Area.

We love nature, pride ourselves on being a fun and collaborative environment, and hope you will join us for an event soon.

 
PAST EVENTS

Jul 27

2019

Coyote Creek BioBlitz

Observers

Observations

Near the Anderson Reservoir Visitor Center in Coyote valley.  Organized in collaboration with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful

Species

22

580

179

Jun 16

2019

Alum Rock Park BioBlitz

Observers

Observations

A summer event at one of our favorite locations! Organized in collaboration with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful

Species

19

715

266

May 24

2019

Rancho Cañada Del Oro BioBlitz

Observers

Observations

In collaboration with Saved By Nature and Open Space Authority

Species

3

202

123

May 4

2019

Little Uvas BioBlitz

Observers

Observations

In collaboration with Saved By Nature and Open Space Authority

Species

13

777

230

Apr 30

2019

Santa Clara Valley Water District BioBlitz

Observers

Observations

A special event for Earth Day 2019. Organized in collaboration with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful

Species

20

191

98

A BIT OF INSTAGRAM LOVE

Resources

Click to download the fliers we use as field guides (ask us if you need a file that is not here)

Fall Galls Flier

This flier includes some of the most common Bay Area galls found in the fall. Download, print, and go out searching for galls! 

Spring Galls Flier

This one has the Bay Area common spring galls. Although not as pretty and showy as the fall galls, these are still awesome! 

Bay Area Ant Flier

Learn about some of the common Bay Area ant species, both around your house and yard, and in natural habitats

South Bay Back Yard Birds

What bird species can you find in your back yard? Who is visiting your bird feeder? Get to know our local birds

Bay Area Spring Wildflowers

Get to know some of our local wildflowers using this flier. Go to a park near you, and open your eyes! 

CA Plant and Animal Memory Game

Keep those kids busy while learning some of our local plants and animals - poison oak, turkey vulture, and many others!

 

JOIN THE CLUB

Excited about citizen science? Want to join the club?

Send me a mail pigeon, or you can do what cool kids do and sign up here (don't worry, we will never share your email with anyone) 

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South Bay Aquatic Invertebrates

If you enjoy visiting streams, ponds, or any freshwater habitat, try out this guide - snails, dragonflies, beetles, and mites! 

Backyard Arthropods

Who lives inside your home and in your yard? Get to know your neighbor arthropods with our new flier! 

Late Spring Wildflowers

As it gets warmer, spring flowers go into seeds, and make space for the late spring or early  summer flowers

 

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