Hopland Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hopland Research and Extension Center

Hopland Bioblitz 2017

Dates: April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105 hbird@ucanr.edu

Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center

Location: 4070 University Rd, Hopland, CA 95449, USA

Event Details

Hopland REC Bioblitz logo with date 2017


The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center will be hosting it's 2nd annual Bioblitz on April 7th and 8th, come join us and bring the family!

HREC is a beautiful 5,300-acre site with oak woodlands, rangeland, grassland, chaparral, riparian environments and pockets of mixed conifer forests. The goal of the bioblitz is to find, identify and record on iNaturalist as many plant and animal species as possible across the weekend. During this time we will have a variety of talks and opportunities for you to get outside to discover all the species that we share our site with! 

This event has something for all ages, some talks might be of more interest to certain age groups - take a look at the description for each talk to understand which ones might be most appropriate to you and your group...

Registration required for all events at: http://ow.ly/IIHQ309sjYS

Friday April 7th, 7-9pm: 
Close Encounters of the Bat Kind
with Rachael Long (UC Agriculture and Natural Resources) and Andrés Muñoz-Sáez (UC Berkeley Merenlender Lab)
Rachael Long is a children's author and UCANR Farm Advisor with a particular interest in bats! Join Rachael to learn more about what species of bats live in our area and how they help our farmland. Following her talk we will spend time out in the field listening for the ultrasound chattering of bats with a bat detector, we will also have the chance to see local bats up close working with researcher, Andrés Muñoz-Sáez, who will be trying to catch and identify a few of these tiny flying mammals during the evening before returning them to the night sky! Please bring your flashlights. Suitable for 6 years and over.
Adults $10, Children under 16 $5

Saturday April 8th, 7-9am: 
Bird watching 
Peregrine Audubon Society
Bob Keiffer and Chuck Vaughn share their vast knowledge of local bird life on this early morning hike. This event is suitable for older children and adults who are happy to walk and watch quietly and keenly! Bring your binoculars - limited pairs will be available to borrow from Hopland REC. 
Adults $10, Children under 16 $5

Saturday April 8th, 9am-12pm: 
Spiders and Scorpions
with Lauren
 Esposito (California Academy of Sciences)
Join Lauren Esposito, PhD, of the California Academy of Sciences to learn more about some of the creepy crawlies we often try to avoid! This talk and field session will begin at the Rod Shippey Hall and then explore outside to find some of these fascinating arachnids. Suitable for all ages.
Adults $10, Children under 16 $5

Saturday April 8th, 12pm-4pm: 
Mini Bioblitz 
with the 
California Conservation Corps and expert volunteers
Meet entomologists, botanists and a host of other scientists and naturalists on a short exploration of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. Help to discover and identify as many species as possible and share your findings via smart phone using iNaturalist
Suitable for all ages, however the trail we will be using is not appropriate for strollers.
FREE (registration required)

Saturday April 8th, 4-6pm:
California's Venomous Animals: Identification, Symptomatology and First Aid
with Mike Cardwell
Snakes, spiders, wasps and scorpions - which ones should we worry about and which are harmless? Mike Cardwell, adjunct professor at Cal State Sacramento and an award-winning wildlife photographer will talk about how to recognize the few venomous animals in California capable of producing medically-significant injuries in people, how to recognize symptoms and provide appropriate first aid.Suitable for over 16's

Hopland Bioblitz Package
Enjoy access to all talks and hikes accompanied by dinner of local organic produce with our speakers on Friday April 7th and a packed lunch on Saturday April 8th prepared by Black Dog Farm Catering.
Adults $100
Children $50


All events will begin at:

 UC ANR Hopland Research & Extension Center - The Rod Shippey Building

If you have further questions please contact Hannah Bird: (707) 744 1424 ext.105 or e-mail hbird@ucanr.edu



Are you an expert in ferns or frogs or any other area of taxa? Or perhaps you are a passionate naturalist who takes joy in sharing your enthusiasm with others? We'd love to talk with you about how you could help as a volunteer at the Hopland Bioblitz 2017. In return you can enjoy the Hopland Bioblitz package for free!

Apply here to join our Hopland Bioblitz volunteer team.

These volunteer positions are limited and individuals will be selected based upon their experience in areas of education and species knowledge.
If selected you may be asked to fill out a volunteer liability waiver and a one time use permit if you are planning to take specimens or samples during the event. Proof of all required permits must be provided.

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