The Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz


April 20 - May 20, 2020


D iscover the natural world right at home! Though we may be physically distanced this season, we're still a united community of curious nature lovers. This project is for students, teachers, parents, kids, experts, amateurs, and anyone in our region looking to explore nature apart but together. April 20 through May 20,  join this quest to discover biodiversity wherever you are this spring!

Submit your observations of any wild organism (sorry, no friends, pets, or garden plants) living wherever you happen to be-- the woods, the yard, or inside your own home!

A project of NBNC, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and the Vermont Alliance for Half-Earth.

How to Participate

Step 1 - Make an account at

Step 2 - Go to the Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz Project and click "Join"

BioBlitz Join Button

Step 3 - Get Started!

Start submitting observations to iNaturalist! You can either submit them in real-time from your smartphone in the field, or take pictures first, and upload them later on a computer. All the observations you make during the project window (April 20 - May 20) will be automatically added to this project.

Check back on the project regularly to see who else has contributed!

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