End of an Era

Dear BioBlitzers, I am stepping down from organizing BioBlitz! OK events.  I have had an amazing time organizing BioBlitz! OK since 2008.  I have loved working with our experts to provide fun and educational programs for our community scientists.  However, I have decided to shift my focus from outreach and devote more time to pollinator research,Continue reading “End of an Era”

Second in Webinar Series

Phenology and Climate Change Phenology is the study of the seasonal cycles of biological organisms.  In this webinar we will give an overview of this seasonal science and discuss how these interconnected cycles are affected by climate change. Dr. Abby Moore of the OU Bebb Herbarium will present research on how historic plant collections areContinue reading “Second in Webinar Series”

Oliver’s Woods Volunteer Day

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1-5 p.m. Volunteers will help mark trails, remove invasive species, and pick up litter at the Oliver’s Woods Natural Area. Oliver’s Woods is 70 acre river bottom woodland adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma in south Norman. Water, snacks, gloves, and hand tools will be provided. Event detailsContinue reading “Oliver’s Woods Volunteer Day”

First in Webinar Series

This month we will begin our webinar series with an brief introduction to the ecoregions of Oklahoma. Officially, Oklahoma has 12 ecoregions that includes the alligator and palmetto habitat of the Gulf Coastal Plain in southeastern Oklahoma to ponderosa pines and pronghorn habitat in the mesalands of the panhandle. Join us on Tuesday February 22ndContinue reading “First in Webinar Series”

Stats for Winter BioBlitz! OK 2022

Our first winter inventory is Complete! Our first winter inventory was a success!   We had several firsts during this winter week of BioBlitz! OK.  Our first BioBlitz! with snow on the ground!  Our first BioBlitz! that terrestrial invertebrates didn’t blow away the competition.  In fact, BioBlitzers saw more birds than invert – 112 species!  WeContinue reading “Stats for Winter BioBlitz! OK 2022”

Winter Camp Weekend Schedule

The BioBlitz! Winter Camp Weekend schedule is coming together! We have the following activities planned: Bird walks by Mark Howery Lichen ecology and identification by Sheila Strawn Animal signs and tracking with Nick Czaplewski Overwintering invertebrates with Vonceil Harmon Nature journaling sessions with Priscilla Crawford Winter tree and plant identification by Amy Buthod, Lynn Michael,Continue reading “Winter Camp Weekend Schedule”

Join the Year Long Challenge!

BioBlitz! OK 2022 is going to have four seasonal inventories: winter, spring, summer, and autumn. We will recognize the effort of our dedicated BioBlitzers who contribute to each seasonal inventory! So, we will be offering the BioBlitz! OK Superior Community Scientist Award to BioBlitzers who submit at least 20 different species observations in iNaturalist andContinue reading “Join the Year Long Challenge!”