Fun for the Whole Family!
Join the Race!
A BioBlitz is a rally to find as many species of plant, animal, or fungi as possible. We’ll keep a set area, and a set time, making it a race against the clock to learn about our wild neighbors. We want to catch them all! (on camera)
For more information on BioBlitzes across the country, click here
We need your eyes and ears! Bring the whole family for a learning adventure fit for all ages. Don’t know any species? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! We’re bringing species ID professionals and reference books galore…
Follow or join our project online at https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/centralia-bioblitz
Pick a team
Packs of adventurers will accompany trained professionals on a mission to identify as many species as possible, then record all your data… which team will find the most species? Team Birds? Team Trees? Team Bugs? Want to get competitive? Feel free to “lone wolf” and bring any unknown findings back to BaseCamp for identification.
Watch the clock
We only have a few hours! Report to BaseCamp to record your findings, or download the free app iNaturalist before you arrive to report findings in the field! Data entered into iNaturalist can be used by local naturalists for research or other projects. Learn how to upload your findings in advance to be a top contributor
Report to BaseCamp
We’ll meet at our BaseCamp site, where we will have light refreshments and chairs for tired adventurers, a stationary species ID team (for gathered or photographed unknown species), and a team ready to enter your data to our app iNaturalist.
What to Bring
The best way to capture a living organism without harming it is… by photo! So bring out your camera-equipped phones. The easiest method will be to download the app iNaturalist before the BioBlitz. We will have staff on hand ready to help you use the app.
No camera? No problem! Packs of adventurers will work together to find and identify species, and we will ensure that our pack leaders can capture (photograph) all the organisms found by the packs.
Be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing (it may rain!), and snacks and lunches if you plan to come out for several hours. Adventuring is hard work!
Join us at a Location Near You!
Drop In Any Time or Adventure All Day in Beautiful:
9am-5pm Saturday, June 3
Meet at the Discovery Trail for an exploration of the trail and restoration site
9am-5pm Saturday, July 29
Meet at Grays Harbor College for an exploration of the Lake Swano & Alder Creek area