Help us chronicle plant, animal, and fungi species at the park! We have a huge variety of species on our 525-acres – help us document them all.
From experts to novices, all curious minds are welcome. With iNaturalist as a tool, anyone can be a naturalist! Participation is as easy as taking a photo and recording a date, time and location (your phone does this automatically via geotagging) and uploading to iNaturalist.org via the phone app or website. You can explore and make observations on your own time and pace, and as often as you’d like! Observations can be made with photos or sound recordings.
Participate in our Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz from September 1-30, 2021.
What is a Bioblitz?
A Bioblitz is an event where participants take/upload photos of plants/animals/fungi/signs of wildlife at a particular location to gain a broader understanding of the species diversity at the location.
Participation is of the utmost importance! The more observations made, the greater the positive impact had on the scientific community. You might find something nobody has ever documented at Garey Park before!
How do I participate?
- Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone.
- Create an account and familiarize yourself with the program. Practice looking at the Explore, Activity, and Observe tabs on the app.
- While in the app, join the project page, when available.
- Visit Garey Park and make an observation – or make many! You can submit findings in real time using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or save the photos and upload them later.
Why should I participate?
- Parks are essential to the health of wildlife and help make a difference in saving many critical species. Habitat protection in areas as large as Garey is essential for preservation of species due to loss of habitat from development.
- As a citizen scientist you are an integral part of the scientific community.
- These projects help scientists (and citizen scientists, like you!) better understand where there is a greater need for preservation efforts, and gain a better understanding of species diversity throughout the world.
Give us a call at 512-930-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, stop by the gatehouse on your way in for a quick tutorial.