- Yellowstone National Park will be hosting a multi-taxa "Bioblitz" at the end
of August. They are looking for scientists to participate in
collecting/identifying any taxonomic group of interest. They would be
particularly interested in bees. Participation could include collecting
and/or identifying bees. See the notice below.
BioBlitz in Yellowstone National Park
We are looking for taxonomic team leaders and team members to help out with
survey work in the park. Please let us know if you might be interested or
if you know of someone that would be good on a team.
August 28, 29, 30
12:00 -3:00 pm for the public
The concept of a BioBlitz was first developed by Harvard biologist, E.O.
Wilson to catalog organisms around Walden Pond. Many states and other
countries have now conducted their own similar events with one of the most
publicized taking place in New York's Central Park where they documented
over 800 different species. This will be the first in Yellowstone National
Yellowstone National Park is currently accepting applications from
scientists interested in leading or joining a taxonomic specialty team on
August 28 and 29. Please contact kayhan.ostovar@... if you are
Scientists will have the option to camp or stay in dormitory housing in YNP.
Food will be available in the dining hall of the dorms, which will also
serve as the primary location for ID work to take place.
The event will be open to the public on the 29th in front of the Mammoth
visitor center from 12-3:00 for children, families and others interested in
the project. Come visit with scientists in the "Discovery Field Lab" to
learn more about the animals and plants that were discovered. Educational
programs on Yellowstone Park natural history and specific survey techniques
employed by the scientists will be available for families.