August 31, 2023

Celebrate California’s 5th Annual Biodiversity Day with More Than 60 Events at More Than 40 California State Parks

This year marks the fifth annual celebration of California Biodiversity Day since it was first established in 2018. Since then, several executive orders and other actions by the Newsom Administration – such as the Pathways to 30x30 strategy, California’s initiative to conserve 30 percent of lands and coastal waters by 2030 – have built on this foundation to understand and protect California’s unique and precious natural resources.

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August 04, 2023

CA Biodiversity Week 2023: Find 30 Species for CA 30x30.

Take the 2023 California Biodiversity Week Challenge: Find 30 Species for CA 30x30!

September 2-10, can you document 30 wild species in California? Participating is easy! 1. Join this project. 2. Download the iNaturalist app on your phone. 3. During CA Biodiversity Week, find and photograph at least 30 wild species in California. Your observations will automatically end up in this project!

Your observations of plants, animals, fungi, and other species in California will help inform the California 30x30 initiative, to conserve 30% of California's lands and coastal waters by 2030. Go out and explore your neighborhood or local park, take a hike or explore the coast, or join in one of the many CA Biodiversity Week events being held across the state!

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June 16, 2023

Snapshot CalCoast

Snapshot CalCoast is June 17-July 9! Help us document California's incredible biodiversity on your own or at a bioblitz event near you.
For two weeks every year, the California Academy of Sciences—with support from the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the MPA (Marine Protected Area) Collaborative Network, and many other partners—mobilizes communities from Del Norte to San Diego to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast using the iNaturalist app. By creating a real-time, statewide snapshot of current species ranges, we're building a community of observers that provides valuable data for scientists at local, regional, and state levels, and answering targeted research questions in support of California Marine Protected Areas.

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June 13, 2023

California State Parks Week: Forest bathing, butterfly seed-bomb making and other events.

The second-ever California State Parks Week runs from June 14-18. Here are some of the best things to do.

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May 25, 2023

Black Birders Week 2023: Thurgood Marshall

This year’s East Bay Regional Park District Black Birders Week will kick off at Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port Chicago 50!

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May 12, 2023

World Migratory Bird Day 2023

World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday of May in Canada and the US (May 13th in 2023), and the second Saturday of October in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean (October 14th in 2023). However, every day is Bird Day, and you can celebrate birds and host events any day of the year!

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May 10, 2023

Global Big Day!

Be a part of birding’s biggest team! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of the birds around you. No matter where you are, join us virtually on 13 May, help celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, and share the birds you find with eBird.

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April 28, 2023

California started this community science project to document urban nature — now it’s taking over the world!

The World Series of urban nature is here.

The City Nature Challenge is an annual competition that mobilizes communities to document as many species of plant, animal and other types of critters in a four-day period. This year’s event begins Friday and closes on Monday.

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March 19, 2023

Spring Equinox Self-Guided BioBlitz at the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Help us track native California plant and animal species by taking and submitting photos close to the Vernal Equinox (the start of Spring)!

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March 12, 2023

Border BioBlitz

San Diego Natural History Museum (iNat) talk on the
Border BioBlitz.

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