BioBlitz & Family Activities at Sagehen Creek Field Station

Truckee, CA

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8:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 3rd, 2019
Sagehen Creek Field Station

What we'll do:

You bring your smartphone and enthusiasm, and together we’ll look for birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, insects, spiders, trees, and flowers within the Sagehen Creek Field Station. A BioBlitz is a detailed study of biodiversity in a specific location over a specified period of time, bringing experts and volunteers together. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Participants will work in small groups and be guided by expert ornithologists, entomologists, botanists, biologists, and naturalists to different search zones within the Sagehen Creek Field Station to identify the flora and fauna of that area.

Family Program with SWEP:

This portion of the day will take place from 8:30am-10:30am.

SWEP educators will guide children and their families on an exploration of Sagehen Creek’s macroinvertebrates. SWEP staff will have nets, scopes, identification keys, art supplies and more to guide the exploration of bugs that make their home in Sagehen Creek. Children and their families will have fun while learning more about these important bugs and how they help us understand the health of our watershed.