The Verde Valley BioBlitz is a free event for all throughout the Verde River watershed in Arizona.
Join Friends of the Verde River and our partners for the second annual Verde Valley BioBlitz! A BioBlitz is a community effort where volunteers find and identify as many living species as they can during a designated window of time. The Verde Valley BioBlitz starts on April 21 and continues through May 1.
We’re inviting community members to participate in this event!
BioBlitz participants will be able to go out along the river or anywhere in the Verde River system, like Oak Creek or West Clear Creek, and use the iNaturalist app to take photos of plants, animals, birds, and insects to gather species data for the Verde River. Your observations will help our efforts to document native and invasive plants along the river. You do not have to be a biologist; the identification of species can be done later on as long as you submit quality photos. Whether you are a regular user of iNaturalist or you’ve never heard of it, you can participate in BioBlitz as long as you have a smartphone or tablet.
We look forward to seeing you on the river. If you post photos throughout the event, please use the #purdyverde and tag @friendsoftheverderiver!
Here is a link to the iNaturalist project titled Verde Valley BioBlitz 2022: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/verde-valley-bioblitz-2022