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Merck Forest BioBlitz 2020

July 25 - July 26


Join fellow naturalists of all experience levels at Merck Forest & Farmland Center for two days of exploration of everything natural across any of 3167 acres of forests, fields, and waters. From experts to novices, all curious minds are welcome. The goal of this BioBlitz is to document as much natural life as possible on Merck Forest property over the weekend. Participation is as easy as taking a photo and recording date, time, and location, and uploading to iNaturalist.org via the app or web. For this year’s BioBlitz, we will be designing a series of special quests that aim to set participants on missions to seek out various species across the property. Or simply explore on your own. This will be fun, easy, safe, and may be done at your own pace.

How to participate:

  1. Make an account on iNaturalist.org
  2. While at iNaturalist.org, navigate to the project page: Merck Forest BioBlitz 2020 (click HERE). Once on the page, click “Join”.
  3. Visit Merck Forest at any time on June 25th and/or 26th and make an observation — or make many! You can submit findings (or save them) in real time using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone, or upload them later on a computer. Please, no collection, observations must be wild, and practice quality stewardship.
  4. Register HERE to let us know you’re coming.

Young Citizen Scientists are welcome, but must be accompanied by at least one adult.


July 25
July 26
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Merck Forest & Farmland
3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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