BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua
As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held during this week at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is partnering with other organizations to coordinate the bioblitzes. For more information, visit: www.aquarium.org/bioblitz
Volunteers are needed to survey and catalogue the species of the shore adjacent to the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about four miles south of Yachats). Anyone can participate and help. Note the separate listing for a bioblitz training offered by CoastWatch July 13 at Beverly Beach State Park.
To get most effectively involved, download the iNaturalist app (https://www.inaturalist.org/). This is a useful tool that enables any observer of the natural world, of any skill level, to contribute information to a vast national database. This is the method by which participants will contribute to the bioblitz.
Dress for the weather and bring your spotting scope/binoculars, water and snacks.