Bioblitz 2018

Hopkins Forest will play host to the 9th annual Berkshire Bioblitz  the weekend of September 15th-16th, 2018.  Biologists of all stripes will take to the woods, wetlands and fields to find and tally species from as many taxa as possible, including algae, ferns, trees, fungi, arthropods, mollusks, fish, birds, reptiles and more.  Teams of surveyors, each led by an expert in the field, will go out throughout the 24-hour period to look for specific groups of organisms.

This event is open to experts, teachers, students and volunteer enthusiasts alike.   There will also be educational programs throughout the two days.  Contact [email protected] for more information or if you’d like to take part in this year’s Bioblitz.  Stand by for a schedule of events and other details to follow soon.

See you on September 15th!

Bioblitz Teacher Fellowships

A limited number of participation fellowships will be available for 7th-12th grade teachers from public schools throughout Berkshire County. Teachers receiving fellowships will be expected to attend the event for a minimum of four hours, participating in their choice of bio-surveys and educational activities. In addition, we ask participating teachers to help us to promote the Bioblitz within their schools and to encourage and/or facilitate attendance among their students. Please use this form to apply for a $200 fellowship to attend the 2018 Berkshire Bioblitz. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 1st.