Join Our BioBlitz on iNaturalist

What is a Bioblitz?

A snapshot of biodiversity, a bioblitz gives us a view into our local ecosystem and the health of our habitats. Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill is a bird hot spot, with substantial grasslands providing vital nesting grounds for Bobolinks and home to endangered Monarchs. Vlei Marsh is designated as a DEC Significant Biodiversity Area in the Hudson Valley, and a rich diversity of bird, amphibian and mammal life can be observed.

How can you participate?

To gather our Biobliz data we will use the iNaturalist app.
Here’s how you can get started:  

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. You’ll see all our ongoing projects. Make sure to join! and get a head start on your observations.

Put on your citizen scientist hat and take part in our first ever bioblitz at Vlei Marsh and Burger Hill! Get an expert view of the myriad species of plants and animals that call these protected ecosystems home. Explore at your own pace or take one of our guided walks to learn about birds and trees. Plus – participate in reintroducing hemlocks, a foundational species for forest health.

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