The hunt for plants and animals is expanded at this years event to include both Wisconsin and Minnesota Interstate State Park lands and the St. Croix River in between. Biologists will count all kinds of species, including animals active at night.
So what is a bioblitz anyway? Biologists lead an intensive survey to count as many species as possible in a particular area within a set time frame. This “snapshot” of information helps scientists and park managers understand the river and riverside ecosystems and what species make the St. Croix Valley their home.
It is your opportunity to meet and work alongside biologists while adding to the count and species lists of the state and national parks. Plus you are likely to see an animal or plant you’ve never seen before! Citizen scientists of all ages are welcome to join the hunt.
Learn more about events and schedules at https://www.nps.gov/sacn/learn/nature/bioblitz.htm
Free, but a valid state park sticker is required on all vehicles entering the parks.