Socially Distant BioBlitz – A Day for Outdoor Exploration
June 14, 2020
“Socially Distant BioBlitz” – a 24-hour period to document the biodiversity in your local area in a manner that adheres to World Health Organization guidelines for social distancing.
On June 14th, join Antioch University’s Environmental Studies dept for our fourth Socially Distant Bioblitz in our 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 June 14th, and can be uploaded via phone or computer. To participate, simply click the “JOIN” button in the top-right of the project page
On June 14th, simply take a photo or sound recording of any organism (or many!) you happen upon, and upload those observations to the free iNaturalist app.
No prior experience necessary – just your curiosity and a camera!
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.”
We have had an amazing, worldwide turnout for the Socially Distant Bioblitz series and hope to Bioblitz with you, your friends, family, and community members on June 14th