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Spring 2018 Bioblitz - UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve

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UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve

711 Neeson Rd

Marina, ca 93933

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A bioblitz is a community event that brings together a wide variety of people to rapidly inventory the living organisms found in a particular place. UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve's unique maritime chaparral habitat and setting have resulted in a wonderful diversity of species that call the reserve home.

UC Santa Cruz Fort Ord Natural Reserve is a University of California Natural Reserves site in Marina, CA. We focus on research, teaching, and public service. We work with students from local schools, CSUMB, UCSC, as well as researchers from all over to learn and teach about our wonderful local habitat. On May 12, 2018 We'll be using iNaturalist to photograph and geographically pinpoint our findings and will come back together at the end of the day to upload our records, share stories, and help each other with identifications. We hope to grow our reserve species lists, but most importantly celebrate our fellow creatures and each other. This will be a great way to introduce the reserve to community members and students that have yet to visit UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve!

We will meet at the main reserve gate at the end of Neeson Road (adjacent to Marina Municipal Airport). The physical address of this gate is 711 Neeson Rd. Marina, CA 93933 (this is not the office/mailing address for UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve). There is parking near the gate, and attendees should expect to hike the trails at the reserve, bring water and appropriate shoes and clothing for exposure to the elements (sun, rain, etc.). After an initial meet and greet there will also an opportunity to explore a second location at the Southern portion of the reserve, which is a few minutes drive from the main reserve gate. Light refresments will be served at a break, and at the end of the event.

More information cam be found at the iNaturalist event page:

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ucsc-fort-ord-natural-reserve-spring-2018-bioblitz

It is helpful to get the iNaturalist application on your device, and familiarize yourself with it before the event. Please visit www.inaturalist.org for more information.

Reserve waivers must be signed before accessing and using UCSC Fort Ord Natural Reserve. These will be available the morning of the event. All attendees must get an RSVP ticket for the event, so that we can successfully plan ahead for this fun day!

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