10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Portage District Library
Out of the Building

Event Details

Join the Portage District Library and City of Portage at Bishop's Bog Preserve for a Bioblitz to discover all the weird and wonderful species of animals and plants that live in Portage! Parking is available at South Westnedge Park located at 9010 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024; we will meet at the trailhead.

A Bioblitz is a hands-on, family-friendly outdoor activity that empowers people of all ages and backgrounds to collect information about local plants and wildlife. Using a mobile phone and the community science app iNaturalist you can help scientists better track and study our natural world by observing and counting bugs, birds, flowers, and other wildlife in your local park, garden, or other wild space. Event attendees will make photo observations, which are instantly uploaded into the iNaturalist global database. This data is used by conservationists and researchers who study species health and biodiversity. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A PHONE WITH THE INATURALIST APP DOWNLOADED ON IT. This is an All Ages Activity! Refreshments will be provided. 

Event Type(s): Family
Age Group(s): All Ages
Kristy Zeluff