California City Biodiversity Day
To celebrate CA Biodiversity Day, the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTRNA), with assistance from the California City Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a Biodiversity Day on September 11, 2021! We will be conducting bioblitzes for insects, birds, reptiles, and plants in California City and at the DTRNA. We will be meeting at 7:30am at Central Park (10290 California City Blvd, California City, CA 93505) across from the Best Western and looking for living things until about 10:30am. Depending on the specific bioblitz, groups will break out to several locations including Central Park and the DTRNA. Additionally, we will be having a night bioblitz and stargazing event on September 10 from 8:30 – 10:30pm. For stargazing, we will be meeting at the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (for directions follow this link). Bring your family, a friend or just yourself! Sign up to join with the form at the bottom of the page or go to this link.
What is a bioblitz? A bioblitz is when a group works together to find and identify as many different species as possible in a given place and time. The data gathered from Bioblitzes helps scientists answer questions regarding species ranges, connectivity, and populations.
Once you are signed up, please download the app iNaturalist. We will be using iNaturalist to record our observations! Click here for more info on iNaturalist and how to get started with the app. Then, make sure to join the project for this event by searching for CA Biodiversity Day: California City 2021 or clicking the link.