Oklahomans can document plant and wildlife sightings beginning April 1 as part of the Virtual Spring BioBlitz!, hosted by the Oklahoma Biological Survey. Participation is free and prizes will be awarded to the top observers. New challenges will be posted each week with opportunities to win additional prizes and compete with fellow outdoor enthusiasts across the state.
“This is a great way to get outside, engage with and learn about the natural beauty that abounds during the spring,” said Priscilla Crawford, conservation specialist and BioBlitz! coordinator for the Oklahoma Biological Survey. “Last year’s Virtual BioBlitz! participants recorded nearly 1,200 species of plants and wildlife in our state.”
To participate, you need to set up a free account at iNaturalist.org and join the Oklahoma Spring 2018 Virtual BioBlitz! project. You can easily record observations using the smart phone app (android or iPhone) or add observations directly to the website. The official Virtual Spring BioBlitz! event doesn't begin until April, but feel free to get some practice with the app and start recording observations right away.
Get more information about this and other Oklahoma BioBlitz! projects by searching for Oklahoma BioBlitz! on Facebook.