New Jersey Audubon’s BioBlitz 2023
Nature is Waiting Outside Your Door: Go Explore, Collect Data and Participate in Our Third Annual Statewide BioBlitz!
April 24th to 29th
Participate in a community science extravaganza no matter where you are in the state of New Jersey. Photograph plants and animals in your neighborhood using the free iNaturalist app (info below). Interact with New Jersey Audubon staff through daily challenges, friendly competition and learning opportunities.
New Jersey Audubon’s BioBlitz 2023 encourages you to get outdoors where and when you can during the week.
iNaturalist is a crowd-sourced online application, so if you don’t know what the plant or animal is, no worries, someone else will! Just take a photo, upload it to the site and join hundreds of people learning together about all the amazing plants and animals there are in New Jersey.
Thank You to our Education Partner for Their Continued Support
Your Daily Challenges April 24th – 29th
While we encourage you to submit observations of ALL plants and animals you observe, each day will highlight certain classifications of wildlife. A “winner” of each daily challenge will be acknowledged.
Challenge: “Submit an observation of moss growing on a human-made structure (statue, wall, etc.).
Challenge: Submit an observation of a tree with animal evidence on it (nest, holes, chewing, etc.).
Challenge: Submit an observation of a bird that feeds on aquatic organisms.
Challenge: Submit an observation of a creature (bird, bug, bat) in flight!
Challenge: Submit an observation of a native plant in bloom.
Challenge: Submit an observation of an organism found under a log.
How To Get Started
Where to Participate
Participate from your apartment window or balcony, step outside into your yard or neighborhood, walk to a local park (if open) or visit a New Jersey Audubon center or sanctuary (check ahead to make sure trails are open).
How to Participate
Download iNaturalist on your smartphone and create an account. If you do not have a smartphone, you can submit observations on the iNaturalist.org.website
Once you are registered with iNaturalist join our project by searching for “New Jersey Audubon’s BioBlitz 2023”. Check the project page throughout the week for daily challenges and updates!
Gardening For Wildlife
While you are looking at the variety of plants and animals in your space, consider making that space more inviting for wildlife by providing food, water, cover and places to raise young while utilizing sustainable wildlife-friendly gardening practices.