SEEDS: BioBlitz information #DavisCA #Nature #Biodiversity

DAVIS BioBlitz!

“In Honor of Mother Earth”

May 13, 2012

(Mother’s day)

Putah Creek Reserve

Discover the Many Plants and Animals in Putah Creek Reserve, and learn about ways to preserve and protect the earth!

Free Activities for All Ages!

Hosted by the UC Davis SEEDS Chapter,

a program of the Ecological Society of America

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz consists of activities to draw attention to the biodiversity of plants, and animals that live in Putah Creek Reserve. These activities include:

Species Counts:As a group we will count and document as many species as we can in Putah Creek: plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and spiders.

Activities for the public: Kids and adults get to observe, explore, discover, touch, ask questions about, and enjoy the flora and fauna of Putah Creek Reserve.

Species found during the BioBlitz will be documented using iNaturalist and recorded in a National database. (For more information about iNaturalist visit

**Volunteers needed for the day of the event?***

Are you an expert at identifying plant, fungi, or animal species?

Interested in gaining more experience with identification?

Just want to help out and learn something new about ecosystems near you?

Sign up to volunteer HERE!

Location: Putah Creek Reserve,

BioBlitz headquarters will be set up on Old Davis Road- Look for BioBlitz Signs!

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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