BioBlitz! OK 2019

We had a record setting BioBlitz! weekend this year at Sequoyah State Park on the shores of Fort Gibson Lake in eastern Oklahoma. This was our biggest group of biologists – both professional and amateur – that has ever attended our BioBlitz! event. We had over 450 citizen scientists and expert biologists participate in our … More BioBlitz! OK 2019

BioBlitz! Oklahoma 2018

BioBlitz! weekend is my most favorite, stressful, and fun work days of the year. My favorite thing is showing people the amazing organisms that live right hear in Oklahoma.  Our featured organism this year, and star of this year’s event shirt, was the American Burying Beetle – a federally protected endangered species.  I was immensely … More BioBlitz! Oklahoma 2018

Virtual Spring BioBlitz!

Organizing BioBlitz! Oklahoma is one of my favorite jobs!  I love bringing together biologists and citizen scientists to explore the biodiversity of Oklahoma.  I would love to host a spring BioBlitz!, but the volatile weather and crazy school schedules make this a logistical nightmare.  So my solution is to host a virtual BioBlitz! using iNaturalist. … More Virtual Spring BioBlitz!

Monarchs & Milkweeds

I have seen several initiatives for monarch conservation this year.  In the US and Canada, the focus is providing caterpillar food sources in the form of milkweed.  A variety of programs are giving out free seeds and information about the monarch life cycle.  I recommend visiting the Monarch Watch webpage for lots of good information. One … More Monarchs & Milkweeds