10:00 am - noon (check-in for first time slot at 9:45 a.m.)
11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Experience the beauty of Shaw Nature Reserve’s fall colors while hiking the trails and documenting biodiversity! During this BioBlitz, scouts will use the iNaturalist app to document the most species possible- plants, birds, insects, everything! Observations will be shared with researchers and scientists using iNaturalist. Prizes will be given out to the iNaturalist account with the most observations and also the most species at the end of the day.
Time slots: When registering, you will choose a time slot in which a Missouri Botanical Garden staff member will help guide you. In order to provide you with the best guidance possible, each slot’s registration max is 20 people. You may, of course, stay until and document species until the event ends at noon. If you choose the last time slot, you may choose to come earlier and document species without a staff member’s guidance, then meet your staff member at check-in at the chosen time for guidance and assistance. We ask that you check in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time slot.