Kids Bioblitz at Guilford Woods
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Location: Guilford Woods is accessible from both its north and south side. Access from the north is from Mowatt Lane, at the corner of the Church of the Latter Day Saints parking lot (visitor parking is available in Mowatt Lane Garage). Access from the south is from Calverton Drive, in College Heights Estates. Click here for directions to Guilford Woods.
Project: Guilford Woods, like every part of the Anacostia watershed, is home to many different species. Help us get out there and document the biodiversity in this beautiful ecosystem during the Anacostia Watershed Society’s annual Bioblitz, a citizen science effort to identify and count as many species as possible throughout the Anacostia watershed—from the tiniest insects to the largest trees.
During the Kids Bioblitz, we will tour the woods and discover some of the fascinating species living in this complex ecosystem. Snap photos and learn how to use iNaturalist to identify the plants and animals you observe. Group leaders will have smart devices to share with participants. Kids will also have the opportunity to participate in a guided tour, scavenger hunt, and other activities to learn more about the ecology of Guilford Woods and the importance of biodiversity. Grades 3-5. Registration required.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Attend the Watershed Wednesday Happy Hour, a Zoom training on how to use iNaturalist on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Check out these video tutorials to find out more about how to use iNaturalist.