BioBlitz is Coming to San Juan Island

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:47 am by


Grab your mag­ni­fy­ing glass and explore nature in San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park, like nev­er before! On May 20–21, nation­al parks across the coun­try, includ­ing San Juan Island, will par­tic­i­pate in the Nation­al Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced bio­log­i­cal sur­vey of a park’s creep­ers and crawlers, plants and pol­li­na­tors, mam­mals and more! The Nation­al Park Ser­vice is cel­e­brat­ing its 100th birth­day with more than 100 BioBlitzes across the country.

Dur­ing this free event, teams of sci­en­tists, nat­u­ral­ists, stu­dents and vol­un­teers will dis­cov­er and doc­u­ment the liv­ing crea­tures in the park. Get pumped for the BioBlitz start­ing Fri­day evening, May 20, at Dri­ve-in at the Fair­grounds: The Big Year with park­ing begin­ning at 7:30pm This film is FREE OF CHARGE and brought to you by San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park and San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair as part of the BioBlitz week­end extrav­a­gan­za! For more infor­ma­tion about Dri­ve-In at the Fair­grounds, vis­it their web­site.

Then join us on Sat­ur­day, May 21 for inven­to­ries and our Bio­di­ver­si­ty and Cul­tur­al Fes­ti­val from 10am to 3pm on the Eng­lish Camp Parade Ground.

Here’s a snap-shot of our sched­ule of events:

8 am — Bird Inven­to­ry and Workshop
10 am — BioBlitz Dance Flash Mob
10:30 am — Pol­li­na­tor Workshop
11 am — Pol­li­na­tor Inventory
11 am — Sto­ry­time with the Library
12 pm — Native Plant Workshop
12:30 pm — Plant Inventory
1 pm — Sto­ry­time with the Library

10am-3pm — Reef-net Fish­ing Demon­stra­tion and Canoe Rides
10am-3pm — San Juan Island Wildlife
10am-3pm — Wil­low Weav­ing Demonstration
12pm-3pm — Marine Inver­te­brate Touch Tank
2:15–2:45pm — Tales from the Field
2:45–3pm — Clos­ing Ceremony

Vis­it our web­site for a detailed list of events and to reg­is­ter,

Amer­i­can Express is the nation­al spon­sor of the 2016 Nation­al Parks BioBlitz.

Explor­ers of all ages are need­ed. All events are free and open to the pub­lic. Whether you have a cou­ple of hours or a full day, there are activ­i­ties to engage the whole fam­i­ly. To learn more about the Nation­al Parks BioBlitz and activ­i­ties go to:

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