Vashon Maury Island 2015 BioBlitz
with Bianca Perla
Thursday October 29th, 7 PM.
Hosted by Vashon Maury Audubon Society at the Land Trust Building. Free and Open to the Public.
This year’s Bioblitz, organized by Vashon Nature Center, explored Maury Island parks and preserves for a 24-hour species marathon with scientists, naturalists, and local community members discovering as many species as possible in one full day and night. From arthropods, and sea lions to lichens, voles, and rare marbled murelettes, hear about this year's amazing finds, learn about Maury Island's unique ecology, and enjoy superb photos of our island's flora and fauna presented by Vashon Nature Center Director Bianca Perla. This year's field count came in at 408 species, the highest ever for a Vashon Bioblitz.
Bianca Perla, founder and director of Vashon Nature Center is a Vashon native with her BS from Stanford University, MS in Animal Behavior from Northern Arizona University, and a doctorate in Ecology from University of Washington. For the past 16 years Bianca has worked as a conservation biologist and science educator in many remote places in the west.
She recently authored Family Walks on Vashon and Prairie Dogs: Communication and Community in an Animal Society.