On March 10, at 8:30 a.m., Wholly H2O invites volunteers to gather for a half-day BioBlitz on the Wildcat Marsh Loop Trail in Richmond, California. The event is part of a project to collect data about the Wildcat Creek watershed from its headwaters at Lake Anza down to its end point at the Wildcat Marsh and Landfill Loop in Richmond. Data collected at these events are shaping a multidisciplinary composition, The Waterhood, by artist Ian Winters and the 12-member Lightbulb Ensemble.
A BioBlitz focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Citizen scientists make simple observations and take photographs that are uploaded to iNaturalist.org. After the hike, volunteers gather at a nearby coffee shop to compare shots and have an iNat load-your-photos party.
The event is free. Volunteers should gather at the Wildcat Marsh Loop Trail Parking Lot, Parr Boulevard Parking Lot.