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iNaturalist Pollinator BioBlitz

Join a Government Canyon Ranger for a tech-savvy BioBlitz around the Natural Area.  Participants will learn how to use the iNaturalist app during orientation, then test their skills in the field, taking photos and marking GPS locations of species (particularly pollinators) with the iNaturalist app.  No experience is required!

Who Is Invited

Open to ages 13 and older; participants under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. No pets please. 

Registration & Fees

Registration required for EACH participant.  Sorry, no group registrations.  Natural Area entry fees apply; stop at the Entrance Fee Booth to self-pay/register. 

When & Where to Meet

Arrive by 8:15 am as the iNaturalist orientation starts promptly at 8:30 am.  Meet in the Exhibit Gallery next to the Visitor's Center.  Following the orientation, there will be a two hour hike.  Plan ahead, as the Natural Area often experiences heavy visitation and wait time at the fee booth.

What to Wear & Bring

Dress appropriately, sunscreen and hat are recommended.  Wear sturdy footwear for hiking over rough terrain and bring two liters of water and a snack.  Please download the iNaturalist app on your iPhone or Android device prior to your arrival. 


Group size is limited to 20.  No pets please.  Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. To reduce human impact on the Natural Area, please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.


This program is subject to cancellation.  On inclement mornings, check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30 am, or by going to the GCSNA twitter feed or the Friends of Government Canyon Facebook page.    

For more information about this program, email

Earlier Event: September 24
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Later Event: October 7
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