Backyard BioBlitz!

Join us in a Backyard BioBlitz challenge to geolocate as many signs of spring as we can! What is a BioBlitz, you ask? Watch this video to find out:

You can help us populate our BioBlitz ArcGIS Storymap by uploading photos of your discoveries straight from your smartphone. It’s easy. Just follow the story map link, then hit the “add a photo” button.

Title your picture and define your location, or you can let the map geolocate it for you. Your description can be brief and can include observations such as behaviors, coloration, unique characteristics, or something fun, like how you found it or time of day. Having trouble identifying it? Don’t worry, the name is less important than the details: What color is the bark? What shape is the tree? Are there any seeds or flowers present or underneath? What else do you notice?


Get Outside! and show us your finds (plant or animal), evidence (nests, scat, bones, tracks), and action shots (collecting, netting, trapping, exploring). Your images will be geolocated onto our ArcGIS story map along with other BioBlitzers’.

On a smartphone? Use this link to our story map.

Curiosity is the key, friends. Slow down, look closely, and remember to LEAVE NO TRACE. Have fun, and share your local signs of Spring!

Where Covid-19 is spiking, it may not be possible to get out at all, so pay close attention to guidelines in your community before heading outside. If you cannot get out you can use the BioBlitz storymap to explore virtually. If you can explore outdoors, remember to keep physical distance and stay at least six-feet away from anyone you aren’t living with. You can check out this link for more details and tips on getting outside during Covid-19.

Mark your calendars for September 23, 2023 and join us for our next dawn to dusk BioBlitz in Odiorne Point State Park

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.