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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


Spring BioBlitz Challenge

This challenge has concluded.... SEE THE RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to our winner of the 2021 Spring BioBlitz ChallengeJen Mayfield!

We challenge you to capture the biodiversity at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens between May 1 and June 19 using the iNaturalist app

Prize for "Most Observations"

Do you accept the challenge? A prize will be awarded to the individual with the most observations made within the boundaries of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens during the Spring BioBlitz (5/1/21 through 6/19/21). Win a Nature-Lover's gift basket chock-full of goodies to help you keep exploring. It’s easy to participate — your iNaturalist observations will automatically be added to the Spring BioBlitz Project if they are made during the challenge event and occur at the Gardens. Here's how to participate...

  1. LOG IN to iNaturalist: Signing up is easy and free. Visit from your browser, or download iNaturalist from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. UPLOAD photos to iNaturalist: Take photos of plants and animals and upload them as "Observations" on your iNaturalist account. CLICK HERE for helpful hints to get you started on iNaturalist.
  3. WATCH and LEARN as your observations are identified and verified by experts! We will announce our Spring BioBlitz Challenge winner for the most observation made at MCBG – on June 25.


Start Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

End Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Location: A self-guided activity at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Payment Information: Regular Gardens admission (free for members of the Gardens) is required to observe at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.