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Bog BioBlitz

10th Annual Sax-Zim Bog Bioblitz!

Saturday August 6, 2022

Clinton+Nienhaus+Fishes+Bog+BioBlitz+III+IMG_0302+copyThe concept of a bioblitz started a couple decades ago…and for a noble but bittersweet reason; teams of biologists (ornithologists, mammologists, botanists, lichenologists and so on) were sent to tracts of rainforest jungle that were on the verge of destruction; their mission was to record every living species and every bit of natural history they could before it was lost to humanity forever. The concept evolved in North America to become an educational event where the public can go in the field with a specialist in any one of many disciplines and record what they find and learn about it at the same time.

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog has made this an annual summer event. In it’s 10th year, the BioBlitz continues to grow with the addition of new field trips and experts, documentation of species in new areas of the Bog, and increased attendance by naturalists and curious outdoors folks alike. Because we have reached such a milestone, expect a few new things from the structure of the event and field trips offered!

*** NOTE: Field Trips are subject to change and will be updated up until the day of the event! ***

SCHEDULE

8:45 to 9am—Please arrive by 9am at the latest to attend the intro talk and pick your field trip.

9:15 am—Field trips depart (Please bring your own water/drinks, lunch, sunscreen/bugdope, boots, field equipment (if you want)).

2:00 pm—Field trips return to Welcome Center for wrap-up and sharing.

2:30-3:30 pm—Wrap-up presentations and Species Compilation (All leaders will return with some critters/plants to share with the groups, basically show-and-tell for adults!).

Registration is highly encouraged:  Click here to register for the 10th Annual Sax-Zim Bog BioBlitz

Confirmed and Tentative LEADERS & TRIPS for 2022

(You can register for the trip you would like to attend when arriving at the BioBlitz)

INSECTS with Dr. Tim Craig

SPIDERS with Chad Heins

BUTTERFLIES AND LADYBUGS with Jerry McCormick

WETLAND PLANTS AND SEDGES with Jason Husveth (be prepared to cover long distances bog-stomping)

PLANTS AND SHRUBS with Ethan Perry

GALLS AND NON-METAZOAN PLANT DISEASES with Sam Guida

MOTHS AND NIGHTTIME INSECTS with Kristina and Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus (email Clinton at naturalist@saxzim.org if interested in moth watching)

AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY (Fish, Aquatic Inverts, Mollusks, etc) with Murphy Steininger 

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES with Jeff Fischer

FUNGI with Gene Kremer

INSECTS and BUGS (Tiger Beetles, Butterflies, and other Bugs) with Bill Tefft

GRASSHOPPERS and BEETLES with Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

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