Want to participate in Wyoming BioBlitz 2021 but can’t make it in-person? Then Virtual Wyoming BioBlitz 2021 is for you!
From July 30 through August 2, people can submit observations of wild organisms from anywhere in Wyoming using iNaturalist.
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.
Finally, participating in Wyoming BioBlitz contributes scientific data that are useful to scientists and conservationists working to study and protect Wyoming’s wonderful plants and wildlife.
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 2021?
To participate, just follow these steps:
- Register for Virtual Wyoming BioBlitz 2021 (so we can provide you with updates).
- Create a free iNaturalist account.
- Download the iNaturalist app for iPhones or Android.
- Review iNaturalist’s instructions and practice using the app.
- 5. From July 30 to August 2, submit your observations of plants, animals (including invertebrates), and fungi in Wyoming through the iNaturalist app on your phone or website on your computer.
Co-hosted by Audubon Rockies, UW Biodiversity Institute, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, The Brinton Museum, Sheridan Community Land Trust, ScienceKids, Wyoming Wilderness Association, Wyoming State Parks, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies