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Bio Blitz

Bio Blitz 2020 June 13th-28th 

#SDintheField

Help South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks observe and identify species state-wide during our virtual BioBlitz from June 13-28th! A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Please join the project and contribute to our knowledge of biodiversity across the state by posting observations on iNaturalist under the project name #SDintheField. Participation is free to everyone and prizes will be awarded to top observers!

Check out the links below to find out more!

Bio Blitz in iNaturalist 
What is the Bio Blitz 
How to participate 
Tips to consider when taking photos 
How to identify observations 

Prizes will be awarded to the observers that:

Observe the most species 
Observe the most birds
Observe the most reptiles/amphibians
Observe the most plants
Observe the most mammals 
Observe the most fish 
Observe the most insects/arachnids 

Bragging right will be given to:

The community that makes the most observations

The state park/recreation area that makes the most observations

The side of the state with the most observations (east or west river)