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BioBlitz at Sagehen Creek Field Station

Sunday, July 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


If you love plants, bugs, and other animals and have a sense of exploration and a thirst for discovery, participating in a bioblitz is the perfect opportunity for you.

A bioblitz is a one-day event where participants explore a specific area to search for and count unique species of plants, animals, bugs, and birds. The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) is hosting this year’s Truckee-area BioBlitz.

What makes the BioBlitz at Sagehen so unique is the diversity of species and the opportunity to discover organisms that aren’t often found elsewhere. Due to Sagehen’s status as a protected research site part of the UC Reserve System, there are forests, meadows and riparian habitat, along with a number of fens, all of which support a unique diversity of plant and animal life. Species that participants may get to see include mountain birds at the peak of their breeding season, dozens of flowering plants in full bloom, colorful butterflies and jumping spiders, parasitoid wasps, two species of carnivorous sundew plants, and the primitive Black Petaltail dragonfly, each with a fascinating life history to learn about.

There will be naturalists, scientists, and other experts on hand to lead groups of 5-10 participants as they search and record the biodiversity they observe.

Find out more about this biobliz and how to register.


Sagehen Creek Field Station
11616 Sage Hen Road
Truckee, CA 96161 United States
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