Join marine biologists for a low tide adventure collecting scientific data in the Cascade Head Marine Reserve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.
Participants will be using a mobile app, iNaturalist, to collect information about the plants and animals living on the rocky shore of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. The bio-blitz will bring citizens and scientists together for an educational and entertaining event exploring the mysteries of the tidepools. All ages are welcome.
Registration will be at the parking lot of the Roads End State Recreation Site on Logan Road in Lincoln City. People should gather around 9:45 am. After registration, the group will make its way down to the tidepools at the most northern edge of the beach. The walk takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
People should dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and snacks. They will also need a smartphone with the iNaturalist app already downloaded. They should also bring a spotting scope, binoculars and/or camera.
People will observe wildlife from a safe distance and can video and photograph as much as they like — but leave rocks, plants, feathers and other natural objects where you find them.
An RSVP is required and can be done online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bioblitz-cascade-head-marine-reserve-registration-60947818566.
Donations are optional ($10 suggested), but are appreciated, as they support educational, scientific and interpretive programs in the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve.