A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period of intense biological surveys conducted within a designated area. Beyond the scientific data gathered, these events are important opportunities for public engagement and encouragement of citizen science, allowing local people to engage with the biodiversity of their area and think about conservation.
Participants include students (from elementary school to postgraduates), volunteers, experts, scientists and anyone interested in nature and outdoor activities. The data gathered provides a baseline record that helps identify invasive species, and those that might be shifting their ranges north as a consequence of climate change.
Transition has been involved in organising the St Andrews BioBlitzes – supporting this prime opportunity to connect with the local environment, learn about the great biodiversity of St Andrews and spend time with other environmentally conscious individuals and organisations.
If you’d like to be involved in organising the annual Bioblitz, generally in June, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the facebook page.