Thanks to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, TCSD is hosting a BioBlitz this September in support of the Parks for Pollinators campaign. What’s a BioBlitz? The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is an event where community members work with park staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found in the Tam Valley area throughout the month of September. We use an app called iNaturalist to take pictures of plants, insects and animals to see what wildlife is present in the park on this day and provide us with more information about pollinators, which are essential to our ecosystem. This information will help us understand how we can better protect pollinators and other important wildlife in our community. Sign-up to participate in our BioBlitz now! https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2021-parks-for-pollinators-tamalpais-csd
Create an account on iNaturalist and join our project; "2021 Parks for Pollinators: Tamalpais CSD." Take photos and explore independently AND join our in-person walk to Haypress Camp in Tennessee Valley on September 9th, with our Nature Talk hosts, Steffen Bartschat and Mia Monroe. Meet in the Tennessee Valley parking lot at 7pm. Contact the office with any questions.
Join TCSD and parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this September. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a pollinator (bee, butterfly, bat, etc.) or plant, and the online community will help identify the species. You can participate by exploring the nature and wildlife in Tam Valley. Any observation you make will count during our event, as long as it's within the area specified in the project map. Park and recreation agencies from across the country will be hosting Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz events throughout the month. You can learn more about the Parks for Pollinators initiative and see which agencies are participating by visiting nrpa.org/bioblitz. The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is organized by the National Recreation and Park Association.