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Quiet Waters Park

Quiet Waters Park Drive

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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A BioBlitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a location, bringing scientists and volunteer citizen-scientists together. Participants will be on the lookout for birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and insects. Then utilizing a smartphone application called iNaturalist willing participants will upload pictures and together with the guides and UF experts identify the creature.

Suggested items you should bring

  1. Hat
  2. Water
  3. Comfortable Shoes
  4. Insect repellent
  5. Binoculars
  6. Camera

Age requirements:

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP By selecting a ticket for the time that interests you.

There is a 40 person maximum per team.

Event timing is as follows:

7 AM - 9:00 AM Focus on birds and reptiles

Participants in this event will be led by bird and reptile an UF specialists. Potential (not guaranteed) sightings include Ibis, egrets, herons, birds of prey, many different snakes, frogs and lizards.

9AM–12PM Invasive taskforce

Participants in this event will get some education on invasive plants and assist with the removal of invasive plants in the park. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes and bring the above suggested items.

10AM-12PM Mapping

Participants in this event will work with a specialist to assist with accurate mapping of trails. Please be prepared to walk long distances

12PM–1:30PM Lunch and learn

Curious about Nature? Wonder why owls hoot or how snakes slither? This interactive lunch-and-learn will allow you to ask our panel of experts any nature questions you've been curious about. Jot down a question and we'll get it answered! Discussion is open for all topics.

Lunch items will range in price from $1.00-$8.00 and will be a la carte.

1:30PM–3:30PM Focus on butterflies

Participants on this event will be lead by member of Broward County Butterfly Chapter to look for butterflies and skippers. Potential (not guaranteed) sightings include Ceraunus Blue, Dainty Sulphur, Phanon Crescent, and various other butterflies and skippers.

3:30PM–5–30PM Focus on insects

Participants on this event will be lead by UF Entomologists to look for all sorts of Insects. Potential (not guaranteed) sightings include Various dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers, and flies.

5:30PM–7:30PM Focus on birds and reptiles

Participants in this event will be led by bird and reptile UF specialists. Potential (not guaranteed) sightings include Ibis, egrets, herons, birds of prey, many different snakes, frogs and lizards.

7:30PM–9:30PM Night group (Nocturnal Birds, reptiles, potentially bats)

A lot of wildlife get active at night. Led by bird and reptile UF specialists this group will specifically attempt bird callings, alligator eye-shining, or discovering frogs and lizards that only come out at night. Potential (not guaranteed) sightings include owls, night-herons, Alligators Eyes, and various evening animals.

If you have any questions, please call either:

Dr. Mathieu Basille at basille@ufl.edu (954) 577-6314

Julio Perez- pjulio@ufl.edu (954) 756-8525

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