On the cover of this week’s Independent is an illustration of the upcoming “BioBlitz” at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour ecological survey to find out exactly what lives in a particular ecosystem. The Independent decided to get in the fun by hiring illustrator Kelly Kennedy to craft a cover that includes a number of creatures, some hidden but most not-so-hidden. We’re asking Indy readers to join in the fun by finding these creatures and entering our first ever online quiz.
The Botanic Garden is offering prizes to those who can find all of the creatures. First place will get a one-year family membership to the Garden and a BioBlitz t-shirt. Second place will get a six-pack of passes and a BioBlitz coffee mug. Third place will get a four-pack and a mug. (If there’s a tie, winners will be selected at random.)
And then The Indy will throw in some t-shirts and coffee mugs to others who can locate all of the big and little beasts.
Can you find them all?
Go here to enter.