New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

BioBlitz

On June 10 and 11, 2011, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science held the third BioBlitz at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Between Friday evening and all day Saturday, over 250 people participate in the 20 scientist-led walks.
 
The purpose of this event was to introduce the public to citizen science and get people interested in collecting information on the living organisms in their own backyards. Additionally, we hope the public was introduced to the idea that climate change is occurring here in New Mexico and we can all make observations about the effects of climate change here in the southwest.
 
                     
 
By combining all of the scientific expertise, we were able to count 194 unique species of living organisms, which were at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park during the BioBlitz.
 
67 Plants
56 Invertebrates
52 Birds
10 Mammals
9 Reptiles and Amphibians
194 Species TOTAL   
 
See the BioBlitz 2011: Discover Your Bosque data!
 
 Photos captured during the BioBlitz can be viewed and uploaded at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1734967@N23/