Diario del proyecto Biota of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park

10 de septiembre de 2020

Alas, no celebration of California Biodiversity Day in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park this year

The Park closure has been extended through Sunday, September 13. According to the notice from the City of Claremont, "This closure is in response to the close proximity of the Bobcat Fire and fire conditions."

The closest edge of the Bobcat fire is about 10 miles west of the Wilderness Park. The smoke is heavy, ash is falling, the air quality is bad, and the danger of new fires still persists.

We'll hope for better luck for next year's California Biodiversity Day.

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05 de septiembre de 2020

Contribute to California Biodiversity “Day” in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, September 11–13!

California Biodiversity Day is September 7, but this year (which is not exactly a normal year), events – most of them virtual – are happening from September 5 to September 13. Since the Wilderness Park is closed from September 4–10 because of excessive heat and elevated fire danger, the Friends of the Wilderness Park will be "celebrating" California Biodiversity Day 2020 in the Park from September 11–13, and we hope that all of you who can will "join" us.

As a COVID-19 precaution, group activities are currently not permitted in the Park, so the Friends will not have a tent, handouts, or helpers in the Park, like we did last year, but you are encouraged to go out and celebrate on your own or with members of your household. Just don’t forget to wear your mask and maintain social distancing. (For more information on current Park regulations, check the City website.)

All observations you make in the Park on September 11–13 (even if you post them later) will be added both to the state-wide California Biodiversity Day 2020 BioBlitz and to the Biota of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.

California Biodiversity Day was established in 2018 to mark the launch of the California Biodiversity Initiative. This annual event, which normally occurs on September 7, celebrates our state’s exceptional biodiversity, while also encouraging actions to protect it. September 7, 2019, was the first California Biodiversity Day, and 50 observations were made in the Wilderness Park, comprising 40 species – sixteen of which were new to our project. Let's see if we can top that this year!

I know that some project members will not be able to make observations in the Park, but I hope you'll be able to help with IDs, as well as being there in spirit!

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19 de septiembre de 2019

Results (so far) from California Biodiversity Day in the Wilderness Park

Well, we didn't have a huge turnout of observers, but we have so far logged fifty observations made in the Wilderness Park on California Biodiversity Day. (Actually, it should be "Days", as California counted observations made on both Sept. 7 and Sept. 8.)

Among the fifty observations, were 40 different species, including 16 species that were new to this project, which is great! You can check them all out here.

You can also see photos of Friends at the Park on the Friends' blog.

If you have observations from Sept. 7 and 8 that you haven't posted yet, don't worry. We will keep collecting them indefinitely. And all Observations made in California on those days (including the ones from the Wilderness Park) are also collected on the statewide California Biodiversity Day project run by the California Department of Natural Resources.

We plan on having an event in the Wilderness Park for next year's California Biodiversity Day. For 2020, September 7 falls on Labor Day, which is a Monday, and I am assuming the state will count Sunday, Sept. 6, and maybe Saturday, September 5, as well. We also plan to have an event in the Wilderness Park for the City Nature Challenge on April 24-27. Observations made in the Park will count for LA County, which enters as a "City". Mark these dates on your calendar now!

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04 de septiembre de 2019

Celebrate California Biodiversity Day in the Wilderness Park – Saturday, Sept. 7!

September 7, 2019 marks the first official celebration of California Biodiversity Da, an annual event created last year to celebrate the state’s exceptional biodiversity and encourage actions to protect it. The city of Claremont Park Rangers together with the Friends of the Wilderness Park will be observing California Biodiversity Day 2019 at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.

Join us this Saturday, September 7th from 6:30am to 9:30am and contribute to science and the Wilderness Park with iNaturalist! Just look for the canopy near the North Mills entrance for more information! All your observations will automatically be collected for this project.

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