Reston BioBlitz 2018

Hi Reston iNaturalist Users!

Thank you for all your participation in helping us locate and mark the locations of the cool native species found throughout Reston. We hope you will join us for the Reston BioBlitz 2018 set for June 2. At the Reston BioBlitz, scientists, naturalists and volunteers will work together during a 24-hour period to identify as many plants, animals and other organisms that live in Reston. The event will be rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Adults and students in high school/college are encouraged to participate in this citizen science challenge. An orientation and training will be provided prior to the event. Teams of approximately 4-6 people will be assigned to different taxonomic groups. Teams will be given maps and specific natural areas to inventory. Teams will need:

a subject matter expert to take the lead on species identification
an experienced iNaturalist app user
a shutterbug to capture ...more ↓

Posted on April 09, 2018 12:42 by pgreenberg pgreenberg | 1 comment | Leave a comment
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pgreenberg created this project on March 31, 2017
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