National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct 14 - 20) and BioBlitz 2012

National Wildlife Refuge Week - BioBlitz 2012. Logo courtesy USFWS.

To celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week this year from October 14 through October 20, the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is gathering scientists and naturalists on the refuge for another BioBlitz! Meet the experts and see what they do first-hand. Become a field scientist and help the refuge document plants and wildlife, big and small at Refuge Headquarters in Fremont.

The 24-Hour BioBlitz begins at 3:00 p.m. October 20, 2012 and ends at 3:00 p.m. October 21, 2012 at 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont. A full day’s schedule and more information can be found on the US Fish and Wildlife Service website.

Participate in one of the guided programs or take a documentation sheet and head out on your own. Programs include:

  • Reptile Surveys
  • Bird Surveys
  • Plant Surveys
  • Plankton Labs
  • Song Bird Banding Demonstration
  • Aquatic Invertebrate Lab
  • Mammal Release
  • And More!

Don’t forget to bring your camera! Upload your photos and findings into and turn in your documentation sheet to the refuge to receive an official certificate and credit as a Contributing Field Scientist on the final report.

Call 510-792-0222 ext. 476 for more information. Open to all ages.