BioBlitz: A dawn to dusk species hunt of OPSP

The Seacoast Science Center hosts its annual BioBlitz event in September. BioBlitz is a daylong species hunt in Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field experts to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day.

BioBlitz offers exciting opportunities for all ages to gain knowledge and skill in their favorite area of nature. Exploration teams go birding, searching for insects, snakes and amphibians, exploring the freshwater pond and salt marsh, tracking mammals, identifying plants and seaweeds, tide pooling and more.

The total number of species identified since our first BioBlitz in 2003 tops 2,162 and continues to grow every year. This valuable catalogue serves as a snapshot of biodiversity of our region.

Save the date for next year’s BioBlitz, to be held September 23, 2017 from 6am to 5pm, and come help us add to our list!

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