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Bog BioBlitz

10th Annual Sax-Zim Bog Bioblitz!

Saturday August 6, 2022

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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!

The 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.

We have put a spin on the bioblitz concept by adding two very important elements:

—EDUCATION: All leaders share interesting info about their subjects with the participants

—SHARING: From 2-3 pm all the leaders share their most interesting field finds…and often have specimens for folks to see.

These two items make for a very enjoyable and educational day!

FAMILIES WELCOME! KIDS ARE WELCOME ON ALL FIELD TRIPS.

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

SCHEDULE

6:30- 9:00 am– BioBlitz Bird Field Trip (meeting at Wilburt Cafe Parking Lot by 6:30 am, REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

8:45- 9:00 am—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 for the BioBlitz is highly encouraged:  Click here to register for the 10th Annual Sax-Zim Bog BioBlitz

 

Confirmed LEADERS & TRIPS for 2022

(Sign up for specific field trips occurs before 9 am the day of the BioBlitz. If you wish to register for the BioBlitz, you can do so here: BIOBLITZ REGISTRATION

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

BIRDS with Greg Cleary (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

BUTTERFLIES AND LADYBUGS with Jerry McCormick

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES with Jeff Fischer

FUNGI with Gene Kremer

GALLS AND NON-METAZOAN PLANT DISEASES with Sam Guida

GRASSHOPPERS and BEETLES with Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

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

INSECTS with Dr. Tim Craig

MOTHS AND NIGHTTIME INSECTS with Kristina and Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

PLANTS AND SHRUBS with Ethan Perry

SPIDERS with Chad Heins

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

 

WATCH VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT!

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