BioBlitz Challenge: Desert Museum Style!

Gather your friends, family, and fellow nature nerds for a day of searching, scouting and documenting the Wild species at the Desert Museum! We will BioBlitz in a day — what surprise animals or plants can you find?

The Desert Museum is joining in the 2022 Pima County Nature Challenge (CNC). CNCs have been growing in major cities in the past couple years as a way to connect to the outdoors, document biodiversity, build community, and data sets.

When: Saturday, April 30, 2022 (The BioBlitz is open all day! Museum Education staff will be available on the front patio and roaming grounds to answer questions from 8:30 a.m. to noon)
Who: Everyone!
Cost: Included with Museum admission

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So How Does This Work?

  1. Join the iNaturalist Projects 2022 Desert Museum BioBlitz Challenge and City Nature Challenge 2022 (Pima County)
    Note: When you upload a sighting to iNaturalist, it will count in both projects with no extra work on your part!
  2. Snap photos of Wild species. The rules: stay on the paths, respect other guests, and do not disturb plants, rocks, animals, or exhibits in your search for species.
  3. Upload your photos to iNaturalist! We do have WiFi at the Museum, or you can wait and do this later at home. Upload all observations by Sunday, May 8, 2022.
  4. Win Prizes! Categories include: most species, most overall observations, funniest photo, and most identifications. Can’t get to the Museum? Participate by helping to ID photos! Winners will be contacted via their iNaturalist account by iNaturalist user: catherinebartlett.

Helpful Hints!

Curious about your competition? Join the Facebook Event to see how many people are interested!

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