Insects of Joaquin Miller Park - Oakland, CA   Download this site guide in PDF format.  Upload photographs, etc. 




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About Joaquin Miller Park
Joaquin Miller Park is one of the City of Oakland's largest wildlands. Joaquin Miller passed in 1913 and the City of Oakland purchased 68 acres from his estate, as well as the adjacent redwood groves. Joaquin Miller Park covers more than 500 acres. Many of its trails lead to adjacent Roberts and Redwood Regional Parks, which are part of the East Bay Regional Park System. The parks is subject to many forays by ISMC photographers and annual outreach events through Oakland Parks and Recreation's Great American Backyard Campout.

Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPR&YD)
In 2014 OPR&YD asked ISMC to increase natural history education in this historic park. ISMC programs in the park fall under the OPR&YD umbrella. ISMC has had programs in the park since 2007. These include insect walks, observations, collection and photography. Artifacts from the park are on display in the park's Ranger Station.

Field Guide
Findings from this project may become part of an evolving Insects of the San Francisco Bay Area field guide. The Merritt College portion of the guide can be downloaded at the link that follows.
Virtual Field Guide
In addition to iNaturalist, the ISFBA Survey requests that photographs be uploaded to the ISFBA Dropbox account. Photos need to be *unedited* original photos that include the photography location in the filename. Photographs uploaded using the link below become a part of this website.
iNaturalist
iNaturalist is a citizen science app that uses crowdsourcing technology to pull together and serve observations about organisms all over the world. The ISFBA project uses iNaturalist to organize, view and interact with observations at Merritt College and throughout the Bay Area. Insects of the San Francisco Bay Area observations are organized into a project that can be queried, downloaded or formatted into a field guide. Be sure to view the videos. Look under the iNat logo at the left.
Photograph Uploads
In addition to iNaturalist, the ISFBA Survey requests that photographs be uploaded to the ISFBA Dropbox account. Photos need to be *unedited* original photos that include the photography location in the filename. Photographs uploaded using the link below become a part of this website.

Insect Photo Survey Date(s):

1998-2017