Announcing the First Annual Blogger Bioblitz

Throughout National Wildlife Week (April 21 – 29), which intersects Earth Day, about 30 bloggers (signed up in a mere three days since the announcement) will be spending the week conducting bioblitzes across the world – the US, Panama, Canada, etc. – compiling the information gained into tallies and grand totals of species, then georeferencing the whole bit on an interactive world map, showing our results spatially.

The event has evolved quite a bit in the few days. The main discussion takes place at the Google Group; anyone can join as a participant or just a spectator. For a full explanation of the event, please see the original announcement .

It’s not meant to be a contest, nor is meant to be a hard source of taxonomic data. It is meant to be a fun little excursion to highlight little pockets of biodiversity across the world.

Even if you are not a blogger, there have been several bloggers that have volunteered to post their reader’s submitted results, including Greg Laden and Burning Silo.

You can view the recent updates here: Part I, Part II

Please join us in supporting the event! You can contact Jeremy Bruno
directly at thevoltagegate@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Contributed by Jeremy Bruno, Frostburg State University and http://scienceblogs.com/voltagegate

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