Wednesday, September 7, 2022

LA Bio Blitz Challenge

This September Los Angeles has issued a bio blitz challenge.  What does that mean exactly? It means that you are challenged to photograph and map the animals, insects, and plants found in your neighborhood, in your local parks, and generally wherever you roam.  

Los Angeles is located in a global biodiversity hot spot and has an incredible array of native animals, plants and ecosystems to explore. By uploading observations to iNaturalist you will help to better protect and understand where different species of plants and animals live across the City. Every time you do, especially in observation cold spots in the map, you contribute to the knowledge about the City’s biodiversity that supports protecting and conserving local wildlife and their habitats.

You will want to get started by downloading the iNaturalist app from Google Play or the App Store. Then get outside! Observe the wildlife around you. Explore observation cold spots near you and log observations in these areas to help researchers understand which species live there.  Finally, upload your observations to the LA BioBlitz Challenge 2022 project

Find a FAQ with answers to all your questions here

The LA BioBlitz Challenge is an exciting collaboration between the Los Angeles Public Library’s Neighborhood Science Initiative and LA Sanitation and Environment’s Biodiversity Program.