The 2021 BioBlitz has ended. Check back Summer 2022 for information on next year’s effort!
The Saluki BioBlitz is an annual 24-hour challenge to document as many plant and animal species as possible across SIU’s Carbondale campus. Participants can upload observations to iNaturalist and they will be automatically added to the Saluki BioBlitz Project. There is no registration required - but consider adding your iNaturalist user ID on our form here - anyone can participate at anytime.
Although you may see others out documenting biodiversity, this can be an individual activity and small groups are encouraged to adhere to current COVID-19 recommendations.
The event is a great way to document and learn about the biodiversity across campus while contributing to the SIU Forestry Program’s ongoing efforts of recording species occurrence across the region.