Winnakee Land Trust

Join our Bioblitz

Become a citizen scientist as you visit Winnakee Preserves all summer long. Your observations provide valuable feedback about the ecosystems Winnakee works to protect!

What is a Bioblitz?

A snapshot of biodiversity, a bioblitz gives us a view into our local ecosystem and the health of our habitats. The grasslands of Drayton Grant Park providing vital nesting grounds for birds like Bobolinks and its meadows host a variety of pollinator species such as the endangered Monarch butterflies. Vlei Marsh is designated as a DEC Significant Biodiversity Area in the Hudson Valley, where a rich diversity of bird, amphibian and mammal life can be observed.

Here’s how to get started:

To gather our Biobliz data we will use the iNaturalist app.   

1. Download the iNaturalist app and create an account.   

2. Join the Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill – Winnakee Land Trust project and the Vlei Marsh – Winnakee Land Trust project. To do that: navigate to Projects in the iNaturalist app and search for Winnakee.

How iNaturalist works:

Butterfly and Bee Summer Contest!

Help us track pollinator species for our ongoing BioBlitz or win a photography prize!

Winnakee has a simple contest to help you and your family become citizen scientists and track the wonderous pollinators of Burger Hill this summer.

It’s easy to enter: Follow us Instagram and then tag #butterflies_burgerhill or #bees_burgerhill and/or post an iNaturalist observation of our project page. That’s it!

We will give out awards on Sunday, October 15th at our Annual Milkweed Release Party.

Learn more.


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