BioBlitz 2018 — South Kingstown

Point Judith Pond from Camp Fuller.

Rhode Island’s 19th annual BioBlitz will be held from 3 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018. The host site is 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. See what you can find!

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.

If you missed orientation, you can still participate in BioBlitz but we’d like to talk to you on the phone to hear about your interests. Call the office before you register for the BioBlitz. Remember, there are no walk-ins allowed at BioBlitz, all participants must be pre-registered, assigned to a team, agree to follow the rules that will distributed at check-in, and also at check-in sign a liability waiver and a photo release.

Sea-level freshwater pond/wetland.

All who wish to participate in BioBlitz must register in advance and must be assigned to a team. There are no walk-ins permitted.

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

BioBlitz registration is open. You can use our Google Docs online registration form. If you don’t want to or can’t make that work you can always contact us directly at the office.

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