New Jersey Audubon’s BioBlitz 2021
Nature is Waiting Outside Your Door: Go Explore, Collect Data and Participate in our second Statewide BioBlitz!
May 3rd to 7th
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 2021 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 May 3rd -7th
While we encourage you to submit observations of ALL plants and animals you observe, each day will highlight certain classifications of wildlife:
Challenge: Submit an observation of a pollinator in action!
Challenge: Submit an observation of something you found under a log.
Challenge: Submit an observation of a vine that is not native to New Jersey.
Challenge: Submit an observation of a “weed” that is native to New Jersey.
Challenge: Submit an observation of a bird that nests in tree cavities.
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).
Participants’ health and safety is New Jersey Audubon’s highest priority. All participants are required to follow all federal, state and local COVID-19 orders and guidelines and practice social distancing.
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 2021”. 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.