Socially Distanced Bio Blitz
April 24, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT
On May 3rd, join Antioch University’s ES Department for the second Socially Distant Bioblitz in our new tri-weekly series of self-paced days of natural exploration that adhere to the World Health Organization’s guidelines for social distancing. Observations can be submitted from home or wherever you find yourself on May 3rd, and can be uploaded via phone or computer. To participate, simply click the “JOIN” button in the top-right of the project page here.
On the day of the bioblitz, any observation you take from 12am – 11:59 pm will be automatically added to the project.
What is a “bioblitz”?
A bioblitz is a way of documenting the biodiversity of a property, town, or region by recording all of the species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms within a designated time period and location. It could be a meal moth in your pantry, the amphibians calling from afar, the spiders in your house, the plants in the pavement, the doves flying by your apartment porch…any living organism you see or hear! Feel free to submit observations of plants inside your house or in your garden – just make sure to mark anything that was planted as “Cultivated.”
Our April Socially Distant Bioblitz was a huge success! We had an amazing turnout; nearly 350 participants submitted over 12,500 observations of over 3,000 species, representing 6 continents and 27 countries across the world.
Please join us for our next worldwide event May 3rd and invite all your friends, family, and community members! We look forward to Bioblitzing with you soon!