Statewide Wyoming BioBlitz 2023
Join us for Wyoming's fourth annual iNaturalist BioBlitz!
Friday, July 21, 2023 - Monday, July 24, 2023
12:00am - 12:00am Mountain Wyoming
Join from anywhere in Wyoming.
Want to participate in Wyoming BioBlitz 2023 but can’t make it in person? Have you attended a previous BioBlitz event and can’t get enough? Then Statewide Wyoming BioBlitz 2023 is for you!
From July 21 through 24, people can submit observations of wild organisms from anywhere in Wyoming—including backyards, city parks, public lands, and national parks—using iNaturalist. Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites will also have staff on-site to help answer questions at Bear River State Park, Boysen State Park, Buffalo Bill State Park, Edness K. Wilkins State Park, Keyhole State Park, Sinks Canyon State Park, and Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site. (Entry fees remain in effect where applicable.)
Registration is open throughout the event.
More about Wyoming BioBlitz
If you’re reading this, you probably already know how fun and exciting it is to notice new or uncommon species around you. Wyoming BioBlitz feeds that sense of curiosity and discovery by encouraging people to observe everything around them, from the moose to the millipedes. By dedicating some time to looking for new species, you’re also likely to learn about wildlife you didn’t even know about.
Wyoming BioBlitz is also a great opportunity for families to spend time together doing something out of the ordinary. No level of expertise is needed, which means family members of all ages can enjoy a weekend of exploring nature and the biodiversity in it. By participating in Wyoming BioBlitz, you'll contribute scientific data that is useful to scientists and conservationists working to study and protect Wyoming’s wonderful plants and wildlife.
What is iNaturalist?
iNaturalist is an online social network with a free app and website that provide a place to record and organize nature observations, meet other nature enthusiasts, and learn about the natural world. You can use it to record your observations, get help with identifications, and view other people’s observations.
How Do I Participate in Virtual Wyoming BioBlitz 2023?
To participate, just follow these steps:
- Register for Virtual Wyoming BioBlitz 2022 (so we can provide you with updates).
- Create a free iNaturalist account.
- Download the iNaturalist app for iPhone or Android.
- Review iNaturalist’s instructions and practice using the app.
- From July 21 through the 24, submit your observations of plants, animals (including invertebrates), and fungi in Wyoming through the iNaturalist app on your phone or website on your computer.
Additional iNaturalist Resources
- iNaturalist’s video tutorials
- iNaturalist Tutorial PDF
- iNaturalist FAQ
- iNaturalist’s overview video
- iNaturalist’s Bioblitz Guide
Co-hosted by Audubon Rockies, UW Biodiversity Institute, and Wyoming State Parks.