BioBlitz 2022: Bristol, Warren, Barrington

Date: June 10-11, 2022; 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: East Bay Bike Path and Adjacent Conservation Parcels

Rhode Island BioBlitz 2022 East Bay Bike Path Event Map

Wow, what a success! It took 176 participants just 24 hours to find and identify 1,016 species of life along the East Bay Bike Path between Audubon Society’s Nature Center & Aquarium in Bristol and Brickyard Pond in Barrington.

What biota live along 7 km (4.37 mi) of the East Bay Bike Path and the conservation parcels strung out along it? Get the RI BioBlitz 2022 results.

Science Central was at the Audubon Nature Center & Aquarium at 1401 Hope St. in Bristol, with a mini-Science Central at Veteran’s Memorial Park at Brickyard Pond in Barrington. Contemplating rising sea levels and the low-lying sites of this event, participants were encouraged to cut their carbon footprint by bioblitzing by bike, foot, or RIPTA’s #60 bus which goes the whole length of the event along Rt-114.

2022 t-shirt drawn by artist Aya Rothwell.

“Inbounds” for this bioblitz included the bike path itself and selected conservation areas and parks along it, including Vet’s Park (Barrington), Audubon Nature Center (Bristol), Jacob’s Point Marsh (Warren), Burr’s Hill Park (Warren), Belcher Cove Marsh (Warren), Police Cove Park (Barrington), and Brickyard Pond Conservation Area (Barrington)

Sponsors for the 2022 RI BioBlitz included:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Blount Clam Shack
Largess Forestry
Bristol Land Conservation Trust

Special thanks to:
Town of Barrington
Warren Conservation Commission
Warren German American Club
Massasoit Historical Association
and Helen Lusi

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