Virtual Spring BioBlitz! 2020

Two new plant records during this Spring BioBlitz! These species that are new records for Oklahoma were verified by our BioBlitz! expert botanist, Amy Buthod. One snuck over from Arkansas and was recorded by virtual and in-person BioBlitzer Lynn Michael – Smooth Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria flava) The other species, Common Cornsalad (Valerianella locusta), was … More Virtual Spring BioBlitz! 2020

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

Pollinator Meadow – Phase 3

The Field Studies in Conservation Biology class added to the pollinator meadow by filling in some gaps in our Phase 1 area by planting our greenhouse grown native species. We planted these in the early evening of May 30th and watered them regularly for the next 10 days. Photos by Josh Kouri, teaching assistant

Phase 2 – Pollinator Meadow

Mid-December we held a field day to collect and plant seeds in the second phase of our pollinator meadow at the OU Biological Station at Lake Texoma.  Students and private landowners helped to gather seeds from a nearby remnant prairie and spread them in a newly solarized patch of ground.

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