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Wild Vizcaya

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On February 9 and 10, 2018, Vizcaya welcomes the 3rd Annual Wild Vizcaya, a BioBlitz citizen-science takeover that invites the community to discover Vizcaya’s wild side.

Vizcaya welcomes the 3rd Annual Wild Vizcaya, a BioBlitz! Citizen-scientists will take over the estate to discover Vizcaya’s wild side.

Over 24 hours, students, families and adults are invited to work alongside scientists and experts to identify and inventory the rich diversity of life that calls Vizcaya home.

BioBlitz first came to Vizcaya in May 2016 when students, families and adults inventoried wildlife in Vizcaya’s Rockland Hammock, mangrove shore and formal gardens. From lizards to birds, butterflies and manatees, expert scientists supported citizen scientists to identify more than 200 separate species of wildlife on the east side of Vizcaya’s estate and more than 700 individual observations! Participants added discoveries to iNaturalist and demonstrated that in the middle of our urban corridor, we are still Wild Vizcaya.

2018 Wild Vizcaya Schedule

School Edition: Friday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.— 1 p.m.
Reserved for the participation of Miami-Dade County Schools. Interested teachers should contact School Programs Manager, Diana Peña by Tuesday, October 31st.
Nocturnal Edition: Friday, February 9, 6 – 10 p.m.
Bring the family and friends to encounter many kinds of nocturnal life in Vizcaya’s preserved habitats.  See the bugs that call Vizcaya home with techniques to attract insects like "light sheets", make bat-houses to install at your own homes and more!


BioBlitz: Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.     
Attention children and families! Join Vizcaya, and a team of scientists and experts, to find and catalogue the wildlife living at Vizcaya. Learn techniques for exploring, observing, collecting data, and uploading photographs using iNaturalist on your phone or tablet. This is not required to participate. Free with museum admission.