Are you an amateur naturalist, birder, wildlife/plant enthusiast, or someone who likes to get outside in beautiful places and learn about nature? If so, we need your help!
After you have registered, click here for everything you need to know to get ready for the Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz.
Come join us to help catalog the natural wonders of a beautiful area in Colorado canyon country along the Arkansas River. With your help, we will capture a snapshot of the incredible plants and animals in the area. Through the Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz, we will discover, photograph, and identify as many plant and wildlife species as possible. We will look for rare wildflowers, plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and more!
You will have a unique opportunity to spend time in a beautiful place and work alongside experts to learn about the living creatures in the Arkansas River Corridor. You will also help conservation organizations protect the wildlife and plants that live in Colorado’s Arkansas canyon lands and contribute to a national database of species observations.
The event will take place on May 14th and 15th. You have the option of joining us for either or both days, and camping in the area overnight. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Advance registration is required and spots are limited, so please save the date and register now. If you plan to attend both days, please register separately for each day.
We’ll start with an orientation. We will then head out to find, photograph and document wildlife and plants. We will meet back up afterward to identify organisms, enter observations in iNaturalist, and share results.
Additional details and information will be provided on May 1st by e-mail to registered participants and on this web page (including a detailed description of the event, a schedule, exact location and directions, information on parking and transportation, information on what to bring, etc.).
To protect the resources in this inspiring country and the river that runs through it, conservation organizations are pushing for the area to be designated as the Arkansas River Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Come join us to explore the diversity of life in this spectacular place, and contribute to our efforts to protect it for future generations. For more information about the proposed Arkansas River Area of Critical Environmental Concern see http://bit.ly/1UwHJqS
This event is sponsored by: Rocky Mountain Wild, Wild Connections, The Wilderness Society, and Conservation Colorado
Have questions? Please contact Megan Mueller.