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Wyoming BioBlitz 2019 Wrap Up

How many species did we document? Find out here!

Despite chilly weather and a rising river, Wyoming BioBlitz 2019 was a success! Thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers and scientists, we’ve so far documented 103 species of plants and animals! Here's the breakdown:

  • 56 plant species
  • 44 bird species
  • 1 reptile species
  • 2 amphibian species
  • 5 mammal species
  • 8 aquatic macroinvertebrate families
 

On top of that, we explored sagebrush, stream, and riparian habitats and learned from experts about mammology, nature journaling, fish ecology, and the impacts of roads on wildlife. All in one weekend. Phew. Great work, everyone!!

If you enjoyed the BioBlitz or are interested in attending other community science programs, check out our community science opportunities.  If you’d like to contribute photos from BioBlitz to an upcoming art project, please email Bethann at bmerkle@uwyo.edu. Last, if you attended BioBlitz 2019, please share your feedback in our 10-question survey.

Below is a recap of the event in photos.Thank you very much, and we hope to see you again next year!

A family identifies plants in sagebrush-steppe habitat. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Community Naturalist Dusty Downey shows participants a garter snake. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
A volunteer leader points out birds on a bird survey. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
A boy identifies plants in sagebrush-steppe habitat. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Participants learn plant identification from a botanist. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Participants learn nature journaling along Bear River. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

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