Colville BioBlitz - May 21

The Colville National Forest and the Upper Columbia Children’s Forest are teaming up with The National Geographic Society to host two BioBlitz events May 21 in Colville.

A BioBlitz is an outdoor citizen science activity where teams of scientists, students, teachers, and community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, and other organisms as possible.

The Upper Columbia Children’s Forest is sponsoring two BioBlitzes in Colville on Saturday, May 21 to explore the diversity of life in our own backyard. The morning BioBlitz is on Colville Mountain. Meet at 9 a.m. on May Road, 0.5 miles up the road beyond the end of the pavement on the west side of Colville Mountain. Leaders will guide groups up the dirt road on the west and south-facing side of the mountain, tallying and snapping photos of all plants, animals, birds, and insects that they see. The steep 800-foot one-way hike is about 1½ miles up to the “C” (three miles roundtrip). Wear appropriate shoes and clothing, and bring water and snacks or lunch.

For more information, contact Dana Bowers, Upper Columbia Children’s Forest coordinator at 685-0937, extension 101.