Bioblitz at Guilford Woods
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 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. As part of this exciting program, we’ll be holding two opportunities to participate: a self-guided, drop-in event for the general public and a structured program for younger citizen scientists on Sunday. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
This is a drop-in, self-paced program. Bring your smartphone camera and come explore the biodiverse forest habitat of Guilford Woods, a designated part of Prince George’s County’s green infrastructure network. Using the free iNaturalist app, make observations at your own pace and learn more about the plants and animals in this environmentally sensitive area. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to help you learn how to use iNaturalist to record your observations. All ages. No registration required—come and go at your convenience within the designated time frame.
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.