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Maricopa County April EcoBlitz Challenge

Maricopa County April EcoBlitz Challenge

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Event Description

Have you joined Maricopa County Parks EcoBlitz Program yet? It is a great opportunity to learn more about desert wildlife and plants, while contributing to science! The month of April is the Master Blister Beetle challenge.

These colorful beetles can grow to be a few inches long with a mix of deep black and bright red/orange. Often found in Brittlebush, these native Sonoran Desert beetles feed on petals and pollen. Caution: Do not touch them as they secrete a special liquid that can cause blisters. How many can you find?

We encourage you to photograph all or any species you come across while in the parks. It’s easy! Learn more on how to upload photos and identify to species visit Maricopa County Parks webpage.

April 2021
All Day

How Do I Join?

Sign up for iNaturalist and join the EcoBlitz today!

Event Partners

CAZCA functions through extensive partnerships to stand together and further our conservation efforts.

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CAZCA is an initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Any donations made to CAZCA must be made through Desert Botanical Garden. You will now be taken to their website to complete this transaction. Thank you!