Hundred Acre Hollows has created an iNaturalist Project to identify the Animals, Plants, and Fungi found in Hundred Acre Hollows. There are currently less than 100 observations in this Project and the goal is to increase that by adding another 500 observations during a BioBlitz on March 27th from 8 AM – 11 AM.
What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time as possible. A BioBlitz is a great way to engage the public to connect to their environment while generating useful data for science and conservation. It is also an excuse for naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public to meet in person in the great outdoors and have a lot of fun!
To support this BioBlitz all you need is a phone with a camera and the iNaturalist App and/or a digital camera and the ability to upload your photos to the iNaturalist Website. If you are not familiar with iNaturalist you can learn all you need to know at https://www.inaturalist.org/. If you only have 15 minutes and can make 5 observations, you will help increase the scientific knowledge of life at Hundred Acre Hollows. You can come by at any time between 8 and 11 AM, enjoy a walk around the property, take some photos and submit your observations in iNaturalist during or after your visit. Stay for 15 minutes and make a few observations or stay for a couple of hours and make dozens of observations. It does not matter if you think others have already submitted a similar observation or not. Every observation is valuable, and you may be the first one to come across that plant, insect, or animal during the BioBlitz.
Photo Credit: Red-banded Hairstreak by Val Alm