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Saguaro BioBlitz: Photo Gallery

On October 21–22, teams of experts and volunteers of all ages joined forces to seek out the plants and animals that make this park their home. The Saguaro BioBlitz was a great success, bringing together approximately 5,500 participants, including 2,000 local schoolchildren, 600 volunteers, and 170 scientists.

To view these images from the 2011 BioBlitz, click on any of the small images below to see a larger image and easily scroll through all of the photos. To download a higher resolution version of the image, click on the small disc symbol associated with each image.

Saguaro National Park entrance sign.
Saguaro National Park entrance sign. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park entrance sign.
Saguaro National Park entrance sign. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park.
Saguaro National Park. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth ambassadors Valyssa and Dara.
Youth ambassadors Valyssa and Dara. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
BioBlitz youth ambassador Dara.
BioBlitz youth ambassador Dara. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
BioBlitz youth ambassador Valyssa.
BioBlitz youth ambassador Valyssa. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Filming the electronic field trip.
Filming the electronic field trip. Photo by NPS/Ginny Reams.
Saguaro National Park ranger and student taping an electronic field trip.
Saguaro National Park ranger and student taping an electronic field trip. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth ambassador Dara recording an electronic field trip.
Youth ambassador Dara recording an electronic field trip. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park ranger and students taping an electronic field trip.
Saguaro National Park ranger and students taping an electronic field trip. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
BioBlitz youth participant.
BioBlitz youth participant. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth ambassador Valyssa with teacher-ranger-teacher Moses Thompson.
Youth ambassador Valyssa with Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Moses Thompson. Photo by NPS/Ginny Reams.
Students and a ranger performing at the BioBlitz.
Students and a ranger performing at the BioBlitz. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Billy B onstage at the BioBlitz.
Billy B onstage at the BioBlitz. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Billy B performing with students.
Billy B performing with students. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
School biodiversity flag.
School biodiversity flag. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Students with their biodiversity flags.
Students with their biodiversity flags. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Biodiversity ambassador Dara with her class flag.
Biodiversity ambassador Dara with her class flag. Photo by NPS/Jennifer Lee.
Youth abassador Valyssa with a park ranger.
Youth abassador Valyssa with a park ranger. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Park ranger with students.
Park ranger with students. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth ambassadors with Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Moses Thompson.
Youth ambassadors with Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Moses Thompson. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Taylor Edwards, a scientist from the University of Arizona.
Taylor Edwards, a scientist from the University of Arizona. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
BioBlitz participant and youth ambassador Dara examining a pool of water for signs of life.
BioBlitz participant and youth ambassador Dara examining a pool of water for signs of life. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam performing an aquatic survey.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam performing an aquatic survey. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Searching for aquatic life.
Searching for aquatic life. Photo by NPS/Ginny Reams.
Exploring aquatic life.
Exploring aquatic life. Photo by NPS/Jennifer Lee.
Youth ambassador, Dara, nets aquatic insects.
Youth ambassador Dara nets aquatic insects. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam examines aquatic insects.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam examines aquatic insects. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
SCA intern performing water quality calculations.
SCA intern performing water quality calculations. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Student Conservation Association intern sorting aqatic life.
Student Conservation Association intern sorting aquatic life. Photo by NPS/Ginny Reams.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam and youth ambassador Dara examining an owl pellet.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam and youth ambassador Dara examining an owl pellet. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Ecologist  Evan Gwilliam showing owl pellets to BioBlitz participants.
Ecologist Evan Gwilliam showing owl pellets to BioBlitz participants. Photo by NPS/Jennifer Lee.
Youth participant learning about sound monitoring.
Youth participant learning about sound monitoring. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth participant learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds.
Youth participant learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth participants learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds.
Youth participants learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Visiting a Biodiversity Festival booth.
Visiting a Biodiversity Festival booth. Photo by NPS/Jennifer Lee.
Student completing his Biodiversity University work book.
Student completing his Biodiversity University work book. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Valyssa with her Biodiversity University PhD.
Valyssa with her Biodiversity University PhD. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Valyssa and Dara with their Biodiversity University PhDs.
Valyssa and Dara with their Biodiversity University PhDs. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park Superintendent Darla Sidles.
Saguaro National Park Superintendent Darla Sidles. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Passing the official flag to Rocky Mountain National Park for the 2012 BioBlitz.
Passing the official flag to Rocky Mountain National Park for the 2012 BioBlitz. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Desert toad.
Desert toad. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Rattlesnake.
Rattlesnake. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Zebra-tailed lizard.
Zebra-tailed lizard. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro cactus.
Saguaro cactus. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park landscape.
Saguaro National Park landscape. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park landscape.
Saguaro National Park landscape. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro National Park landscape.
Saguaro National Park landscape. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Saguaro cacti.
Saguaro cacti. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
   

Last Updated: August 23, 2012