OAKLAND, CA. "Nerds 4 Nature Lake Merritt Bioblitz," February 23, 2014. Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA is North America's first wildlife sanctuary, federally protected since 1870, two years before Yellowstone. This event, coordinated by Nerds for Nature, hosted by Oakland Parks and Recreation and supported by Oakland Park Maintenance, California Academy of Sciences and its iNaturlalist program was the most comprehensive inventory performed. Findings of the inventory can be seen at LM Bioblitz. In total 1,262 observations covering 236 species were made by 67 people. ISMC supported the terrestrial arthropod inventory.