Great Walden Bioblitz

Hello everyone!

There is a large bioblitz on July 5-6 at Walden Pond in Massachusetts, celebrating E.O. Wilson's 90th birthday.

It's a 5-mile radius circle around Walden Pond, and given the long and rich data from that area dating back to Thoreau, the data this blitz will generate is valuable.

They're planning to use iNaturalist heavily, with a goal of 2000+ species. I'm sure they'd appreciate anyone who's willing to identify observations on iNaturalist from home as well during the blitz.

Details they've sent me (I am not an organizer):

  • Bioblitz runs from Friday 6:30 PM to Saturday 6:30 PM
  • Reception 6-8 PM on Friday with EO Wilson for registered experts
  • Lunch Buffet + EO Wilson talk on Saturday 12-2 PM for registered experts
  • Hopefully a tenting area, and some workspace

Non-specialists & general public welcome, but food for the reception and lunch buffet is limited to registered specialists.

Taxonomic expert registration (Deadline 6/26):
https://www.walden.org/explore-walden-woods/great-walden-bioblitz/

iNaturalist Project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/great-walden-bioblitz-2019

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/443283279818703/

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Posted by mickley mickley, June 21, 2019 18:10

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