BioBlitz 2018 — South Kingstown

Point Judith Pond from Camp Fuller.

Rhode Island’s 19th annual BioBlitz was held from 3 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018. The host site was Camp Fuller, about a 100 acre site, a camp operated by the Greater Providence YMCA on the shores of beautiful, biodiverse Point Judith Pond.

Camp Fuller is an indelible part of thousands of kids’ summer memories: where they learned to swim and sail and study marine biology! Though it’s small in terms of acres, there are also beautifully preserved coastal woodlands, shrub swamp and other sea-level freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, mudflats, fringing marsh, low and medium energy shores, and lots and LOTS of marine coastal pond. There should be lots of opportunities for discovery in this usually inaccessible corner of Rhode Island.

In the end, 187 volunteer participants found and identified 1,190 species in just 24 hours!

There was a BioBlitz orientation at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Thursday, May 3. Check out this aerial footage of the site that we showed that night. Thanks to Dale Denelle for the excellent drone piloting.

Sea-level freshwater pond/wetland.

Thanks to BioBlitz 2018 sponsors:
Greater Providence YMCA
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Matunuck Oyster Bar
Ram Point Marina
Denelle Realtors
Largess Forestry
Peter Warny, LLC

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