BioBlitz at Adam Ryan Preserve

Bear Yuba Land Trust invites students, families, and community groups for the First Annual Community BioBlitz happening on beautiful protected nature preserves on Saturday, May 6th.

Adam Ryan Preserve includes beautiful meadows and forested landscape. The Preserve is a mixed conifer and hardwood forest with annual grasslands, providing natural habitat for area wildlife.

What is a BioBlitz?

The goal is to collect data on over 1,000 plants, animals, fungi and other organisms that we share our environment with. Participants are invited to find and identify as many species as possible.

During BYLT’s event, participants will photograph or take notes of all the plants, animals, fungi and other organisms they see. All this data is compiled, uploaded to the iNaturalist database, and becomes a permanent record to help land managers track the health of plant and wildlife habitat over time. Some of the data may even be used to create cool flora and fauna guidebooks!

Come out and explore the natural wonders of our community. No scientific knowledge is needed. A willingness to contribute to the collection of habitat data as you wander through BYLT’s conserved land and appreciate all of nature’s abundance is all you need. We will have scientists on site to assist you, answer questions, and share their knowledge.

Get involved. Get to KNOW YOUR NATURE!

Cost: $5 per person, kids 7 and under are free.

Space is limited.

Bad weather cancels this event.

General Information:

Where and When to Meet:

9 a.m. Adam Ryan Preserve parking lot

How to get there:

The main parking area for the Alan Thiesen Trail, is located at the intersection of Dog Bar Road and Alta Sierra Drive. From Highway 49 in Grass Valley, take the McKnight Way exit. From East McKnight Way go 2 miles south on La Barr Meadows Road, stay left on Dog Bar Road and go another 1.8 miles to the intersection of Alta Sierra Drive.


Erin Tarr, office 272-5994 x 203; cell 913-9037;


  • Smart phone
  • Notebook with pencil/ pen
  • Wear sturdy footwear, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing and sun & insect protection (sun screen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses).
  • Snacks, lunch, water

Because of wildlife, this event is not appropriate for dogs.