What’s a Bioblitz?

A BioBlitz is a community science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Everyone works together at a BioBlitz—scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members—to get a snapshot of biodiversity. A BioBlitz can take place anywhere, from a backyard to a park or an entire town. Smartphones and apps such as iNaturalist and eButterfly make collecting photographs and biodiversity observations relatively easy. And data uploaded to iNaturalist or eButterfly become part of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and the Vermont Atlas of Life.

Burgeoning Bioblitzes

As crowdsourced platforms such as iNaturalist and eButterfly have evolved over the last few decades, BioBlitzes have exploded in popularity. They can bring communities together to provide valuable data on biodiversity for researchers and community naturalists alike. Learn more about creating, managing and participating in a BioBlitz.

BioBlitzes are great ways to engage the public to connect with nature while generating useful data for science and conservation. They are also an excuse for naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public to meet in person in the great outdoors and are a lot of fun. Join one!

Vermont Bioblitz Calendar 2024 

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