In this outdoor workshop, we will discuss the use of iNaturalist as an online community to record, share, and discuss observations of life on Earth. We will practice and learn at Irish Hills Natural Reserve, San Luis Obispo. Meet at the picnic area in the northeast corner of DeVaul Park Playground, near the intersection of Madonna Road and Spooner Drive (35.255316, -120.693282) for the initial training, then we will practice in the Irish Hills Open Space. UPDATE: After meeting at the park, expect to relocate to the Sterling Lane trailhead due to a partial Irish Hills Natural Reserve closure. Bring your cellphone, note-taking supplies, water, snacks, hat, sturdy shoes, and dress in layers for weather.
Please visit https://www.inaturalist.org/ for an introduction to iNaturalist. Ahead of this workshop, we recommended you create an iNaturalist account by downloading either the Android app at Google Play, or Apple app at Apple.com. However, a mobile device is not absolutely necessary for use of this site.
There will be a followup meeting about iNat on February 25th, so stay tuned.
Rain or threat of rain cancels.