Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The 13th annual Rhode Island BioBltiz will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, in Jamestown, hosted by the Jamestown Conservation Commission and the Town of Jamestown, together with major sponsor Roger Williams Park Zoo, the proprietors of four working farms on the site, and other conservation land owners. The site is approximately 600 acres surrounding Great Creek, in the central portion of Conanicut Island, in the middle of Narragansett Bay. It is like a sampler pack of habitat types, including a little bit of just about everything from rocky seashore to tidal creek and salt marsh, from mature forest to pasture, and from shrub swamp to stream.
Preliminary event map (JPG:200K)
All participants must pre-register and be assigned to a team.
…with Friday catered dinner and Saturday continental breakfast: $25
…with no meals: $10
…latest in the famous RI BioBlitz t-shirt series, featuring a horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus): $12
Registration for bioblitz now open. Register by phone or download and mail a registration form.
Mail-in Registration Form (PDF:300K)
All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver upon check-in at the site.
There was a non-mandatory bioblitz orientation, Thursday, May 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Roger Williams Park Zoo Education Center. Information from that meeting is now on the Team page.
All interests, specialties, and skill levels are welcome. Please visit the BioBlitz Team page of the website for more information on teams, how we count species and how we report them.
Thank you to Roger Williams Park Zoo, our event sponsor, and to the Town of Jamestown, the local host.
Thanks, too, to the landowners. This year we are especially grateful because the land we will be on is primarily working farm land and the farmers have been very welcoming. Thanks to:
Watson Farm and Don and Heather Minto
Windmist Farm and George and Martha Neale
Hodgkiss Farm and Harry and Gail Chase
Dutra Farm and Joe and Jessie Dutra