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Join us for the Tortolita BioBlitz!

In partnership with Town of Marana Parks & Recreation, Arizona Master Naturalists, the Tortolita Alliance, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and others, we are hosting the first annual BIOBLITZ for Tortolita Preserve. Help us photograph and record as many plant and animal observations in one day as we can! How many species will we find? This data will help us protect this special place, currently a preserve under a long-term (but not permanent) lease from State Lands.

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz an event to inventory as many species as possible in a specific area during a specific time frame. Using apps like iNaturalist and eBird on smartphones, community scientists and biologists alike can collect high quality data by snapping pictures of wildlife and plants and having those observations verified by others. Data collected during a BioBlitz can be used to gain a stronger understanding of the ecosystem and may inform future research and management decisions. A BioBlitz is also an important opportunity for community members to learn about plants and wildlife, gain data collection skills, and build a stronger connection to the landscape.

One bobcat track in dirt with a tracking ID sheet next to it for scale

Bobcat tracks

CALLING VOLUNTEERS!

Interested in volunteering? Sign up today at the event webpage for free for the time slot and distance that works for you!

CSDP’s Conservation Science Director Jessica Moreno will be leading the “Tracks, Scat, and Sign Survey” at 7am. That specific event sign-up can be found here

This is a family friendly event!

Questions? Contact Jessica at jessica.moreno@sonorandesert.org or leave us a message at (520) 388-9925!

A saguaro looms over the loop trail around the Tortolita Preserve.

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