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Bioblitz: Rock Springs Run

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Fun in Florida!

Join us for our annual bioblitz for the opportunity to hike with experts, experience wild Florida, and learn about our conservation work.

WHAT'S A BIOBLITZ?

Participants come together to find, count, and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as they can spot!

WHERE IS THIS EVENT TAKING PLACE?

Our bioblitz will be hosted at Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Central Florida.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Everyone! We will have activities throughout the day that are designed to be fun and informative for families, community groups, and people of all ages and abilities. A smartphone is required to participate in the species cataloging activities but not needed to enjoy learning about and experiencing natural Florida.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The event is free, but park entry fees may apply. If you would like to make a donation to Conservation Florida to help support our exciting work to protect natural lands in Florida, we'd love the partnership!

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?

Plan as you would for any daylong adventure in the great outdoors. Some of the activities are guided hikes that require a considerable amount of walking on trails that might be difficult to navigate. Some activities occur near the water. You may encounter a variety of wildlife, including: snakes, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, tortoises, birds, and butterflies. You should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, and water. You will also want to check the weather and download a map to your location ahead of time in case cell service is not available along your route.

HOW DO I RECORD WHAT I SEE?

If you haven't already done so, please download the iNaturalist app to your smartphone. This app allows you to record your observations directly to Conserve Florida's bioblitz project. Please visit the iNaturalist tutorials for more information and join our iNaturalist project here. Select the location where you plan to participate and record your findings on the day of the event! You can also share your experience on social media using #flbioblitz.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

We're here for you. Reach out to us at info@conserveflorida.org. We will also call you and email you periodically as the event date approaches.

Earlier Event: September 5
Conservation on Tap: Tallahassee
Later Event: November 22
Cruise for Conservation