Buffalo Bill State Park Wants Participants for BioBlitz
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 14, 2022
Buffalo Bill State Park is one of many Wyoming state parks joining in a citizen science effort to see and record all flora and fauna for scientific research.
“From birds and bees to stamens and pistils, BioBlitz in the Park is for families and outdoor explorers to get up close and personal with Wyoming’s diverse biodiversity,” the Buffalo Bill State Park post reads. “Help us collect plant, fungi, and animal information during the weekend of July 15-17.”
The BioBlitz is an opportunity for the public to team up with park personnel to search for and document as many plants and animals as possible while submitting their findings on the iNaturalist app.
Information gathered at the BioBlitz will help scientists understand which species live in each state park. No experience is needed to participate – only a willingness to learn and have fun. And all ages are welcome.
Dress appropriately for being active outdoors, and bring plenty of water and a snack. Note: no plants or animals will be harmed, just photographed.
Participating sites include:
- Bear River State Park
- Buffalo Bill State Park
- Curt Gowdy State Park
- Keyhole State Park
- Seminoe State Park
- Sinks Canyon State Park
- Medicine Lodge
For additional information on Bioblitz in the Park, please visit your State Park’s or Historic Site’s Facebook page.
Anyone interested in joining the BioBlitz at Buffalo Bill State Park should meet at the park’s front office at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
Park Superintendent Dan Marty and Assistant Superintendent Jared Brinkerhoff will lead a Nature Walk as their Bioblitz activity.