September 04, 2020

California Biodiversity Week 2020-San Diego Natural History Museum

Celebrate California’s Natural Beauty!

Join us and our partners for a weeklong celebration of California Biodiversity Day, September 5 – 13.

https://www.sdnhm.org/blog/blog_details/california-biodiversity-week-2020/154/

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September 02, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - USFWS National Wildlife Refuges

Celebrate California Biodiversity Day 2020 at a National Wildlife Refuge. Visit a National Wildlife Refuge in California from September 5-13 and record any animals or plants you observe using the iNaturalist app.

Founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Refuge System is a diverse network of lands and waters dedicated to conserving America’s rich fish and wildlife heritage. Within California, 40 refuges across the state provide habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunties for people. To locate a refuge near you, go to https://www.fws.gov/refuges/visit/.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, this is a self-led bioblitz. Although most refuge and hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

Review our state-by-state update page and check local refuge and hatchery conditions before
visiting
Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
Wear a cloth face mask/covering over the nose and mouth, especially when social distancing is
difficult
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-biodiversity-day-2020-usfws-national-wildlife-refuges

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August 27, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - California Natural Resources Agency

This year, we are excited to have many partners joining us to host California Biodiversity Day events from September 5 to September 13. Please check out the events below to see how you can participate in celebrating California Biodiversity Day 2020!

https://resources.ca.gov/biodiversityday2020

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August 21, 2020

California Biodiversity Day Events 2020

This year is the second celebration of California Biodiversity Day, which takes place every Sept 7th. Check out one of the iNaturalist projects planned for Sept 5-13th to learn more about California's unique biodiversity!

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-biodiversity-day-events-2020

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August 19, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 celebrations will take place September 5-13 with a variety of programs highlighting the state’s exceptional biodiversity and encouraging actions to protect it. On September 10, join us for an online interactive session that will highlight California State Parks' work in protecting biodiversity.

https://www.onetam.org/calendar/california-biodiversity-day-9-10-2020

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June 03, 2020

These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time.

These young Black naturalists -- and the birds they love -- are some of the stars of Black Birders Week, a series of events and activities designed to highlight Black scientists, scholars and everyday nature lovers. While spreading their joy and knowledge, the countless people involved in the movement are also raising visibility of Black achievement at a painfully critical time.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/03/us/black-birders-week-black-in-stem-christian-cooper-scn-trnd/index.html

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May 30, 2020

#BlackBirdersWeek aims to raise awareness, grow community.

The project is called #BlackBirdersWeek, and it will take place from Sunday, May 31, through Friday, June 5. Anyone who is interested should follow the hashtag #BlackBirdersWeek on Twitter and Instagram.

https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/birdwatching/blackbirdersweek-aims-to-raise-awareness-grow-community/?amp

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April 22, 2020

The City Nature Challenge, Modified, Returns.

It is not the time for a global outdoor gathering of thousands of people to see who can find the most wildlife. But spring goes on (in the Northern Hemisphere), and the wildlife abides, so the fifth annual City Nature Challenge, originally envisioned as a worldwide live community science event, will go on this week too, with all those tens of thousands of amateur nature observers looking for nature closer to home and looking for a nature community online.

https://baynature.org/2020/04/22/the-city-nature-challenge-modified-returns/

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April 14, 2020

Socially Distant Bioblitz (5/3/2020)

On May 3rd, join us for the second Socially Distant Bioblitz in our new tri-weekly series of self-paced natural exploration that adhere to the World Health Organization's guidelines for social distancing. (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public) Participants can contribute observations from home, or wherever you find yourself on May 3rd! This recurring event, every 3 weeks starting May 3rd, is sponsored by Antioch University New England and Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail.

The first Socially Distant Bioblitz on Sunday, April 5, was a huge success! We had an amazing turnout; nearly 350 participants submitting over 12,500 observations of over 3,000 species, representing 6 continents and 27 countries across the world.

What is a "bioblitz"? A bioblitz is a way of documenting the biodiversity of a property, town, or region by recording all of the species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms within a designated time period and location. It could be a meal moth in your pantry, the amphibians calling from afar, the spiders in your house, the plants in the pavement, the doves flying by your apartment porch...any living organism you see or hear! Feel free to submit observations of plants inside your house or in your garden - just make sure to mark anything that was planted as "Cultivated" in your observation.

To participate, simply click the "JOIN" button in the top-right of the project page (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-5-3-2020). On the day of the bioblitz, your observations will be automatically added to the project.

We are looking forward to bio-blitzing with you!

Sincerely,

Your SDB Organizers

Steven Lamode (@slamonde; Antioch University New England)
Sara Lobdell (@slob973; Antioch University New England)
Michael Nerrie (@mnerrie; Distant Hill Gardens)

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-5-3-2020

On Facebook:

https://m.facebook.com/events/225011655514202/?refid=12&ref=m_notif&notif_t=page_message

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March 18, 2020

3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back?

Look! Up in the sky! It’s … not as much as there used to be. Three billion wild birds have vanished from North America’s air in 50 years; a new study calls that loss “staggering.” Three billion is as many as 1 bird in 4 — birds of the forests, birds of the grasslands, gone.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-03-18/coronavirus-lockdown-consider-the-birds-three-billion-of-which-have-vanished?_amp=true

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