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Do the Bioblitz with the Las Cruces BLM

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Experience the true Nature of the Force! Join the Las Cruces office of the Bureau of Land Management. This is truly an event for everyone.

On May 4th, in the Organ Mountains not too far away, the Bioblitz returns for its second year. It is time for all citizen scientists to explore and record the biodiversity of our local public lands. We will encounter species of all shapes and sizes — common ones and ones that are out of this world!

No experience required! All ages welcome! Come with your family or Han SOLO. Attend for the whole day or just a couple of hours. We will have snacks, but bring meals if you plan on staying the whole day. And lets be good land stewards, and bring re-usable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles.

SCHEDULE

Bird Banding 7AM
Bird Hike 8:30AM
Butterflies* 10AM
Reptiles & Amphibians 11AM
Poetry & Prose Readings 12PM
Plants 6PM
Bats 7:30PM

*Bring binoculars (we will have some available) or camera w/ decent macro & zoom capabilities.

OPTIONAL MISSION: Undertake the Path of the Jedi by downloading the iNaturalist app. Those who record the MOST observations will become Jedi Masters and win a prize.

A $5 vehicle permit will be required per vehicle or your America the Beautiful Federal Lands Pass.

Star Wars costume optional.

Meet at the Dripping Springs Natural Area. The Dripping Springs Natural Area is located 10 miles east of Las Cruces, on the west side of the Organ Mountains. From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east to the end.

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