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Sunday, May 01, 2016

BioBlitz is about citizen scientists

Experience wild Vizcaya and discover the site’s biodiversity through an event sponsored by National Geographic. In a BioBlitz, curious “citizen scientists” gather to count as many plants, animals, and other organisms as possible in 24 hours. Learn techniques for exploring, observing, collecting data, and uploading photographs using iNaturalist on your phone or tablet (though it’s not required to participate). 

Join a team of scientists and experts, to help identify the many kinds of life in Vizcaya’s pocket of preserved habitat smack in the middle of bustling Miami.

During this evening program, we'll get a chance to see the nocturnal wildlife at Vizcaya by using techniques like the "light sheet" pictured here to attract insects.

Even in this pocket of preserved habitat, Vizcaya gets busy when visitors are onsite. In the early morning hours, however, Vizcaya is busy with different kinds of activity—birds. Join scientist and birder Dr. John Withey for an opportunity to explore the estate before they open, when our feathered residents are most active.  

Experience Vizcaya’s variety of bird life by wandering along the bay to look for water birds or up on the Garden Mound to find birds perched in the Live Oaks. 

Bring the family to experience wild Vizcaya and discover the site’s biodiversity through this event.

Tickets are $7.32 ea. for children 7 to 17 years; adults: $19.98 and under 5 is free.

Tickets (and info) for the Evening Edition, Friday, May 13, 6 pm, are here.

Tickets (and info) for the Birds Edition, Saturday, May 14, 6 am, is here.

Tkckets (and info) for the Family Edition, Saturday, May 14, 9:30 am are here.

Vizcaya is at 3251 S. Miami Avenue. For info: 305-860-8431

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds great, but if this is a 'sponsored' event, why Is a family of four charged $58 to help count the plants and birds in our park???

May 01, 2016 4:00 PM  

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