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 if you have any questions.

Contributed by Jeremy Bruno, Frostburg State University and

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