Summer BioBlitz 2024

Calling all citizen scientists!
Saturday, July 20, 2024
7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Within Riverwood's Boundaries

Become a citizen scientist by joining our 2nd annual day-long Summer BioBlitz! We are aiming to grow our knowledge of Riverwood’s plants and animals, and the impact that urbanization has on their populations. All ages and levels of nature knowledge are welcome at our BioBlitz!

We’ll have guided walks throughout the day, but you’re also encouraged to explore the park on your own throughout the day to spot plant and animal species for the BioBlitz. The more you contribute to the BioBlitz, the better your chances of winning great prizes!

Important Information

The BioBlitz runs from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm within Riverwood’s park boundaries.

Please remain on trails and leave no trace. Do not leave trails to take images. Only submit images of natural plants and animals; no photos of cultivated plants or domestic pets.

Create a free account on iNaturalist to submit images via the app on Android or Apple devices, or upload them to the website on your computer later. Photos must be taken within Riverwood’s boundaries between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm on July 20, 2024 only. The GPS coordinates of your phone or camera and the time and date of your photos will automatically link to our project when you upload images to iNaturalist. Upload as you go or all at once when you get home. Images must be submitted on iNaturalist by July 23 for a chance to win prizes.

Prizes!

We’re giving away some sweet prizes to BioBlitz participants!

  1. Most species observed – Vortex Triumph Binoculars
  2. Randomly selected participant – Vortex Triumph Binoculars
  3. Best Photograph (as voted on by our committee of volunteers) – Armstrong Bird Feeder Starter Kit and a copy of Dave Taylor’s book, North American Survivors.

Guided Events

The Riverwood Conservancy will host three events on July 20 to provide education on the variety of species that call Riverwood home, and guidance on how to spot them. Registration for these events is required.

7:30 am | Summer BioBlitz: Birding
10:00 am | Summer BioBlitz: Trees and Plants
1:00 pm | Summer BioBlitz: Butterflies

How-Tos

For a detailed explanation of how to participate in the BioBlitz, you can watch our How-To Webinar from last year's BioBlitz. Please note, that the content in the video references last year's project. The same instructions will apply for this year's BioBlitz.

Ready to Get Started?

Join the TRC Summer BioBlitz 2024 on iNaturalist.