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BioBlitzin' the Park:
A Rocky Mountain High!

Mountain stream
Mountain stream below Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Ever seen a silver-spotted skipper? How about a white-tailed ptarmigan or an American pika? Amidst lofty mountains, alpine meadows, sweeping forests, and rushing streams is a breathtaking world of diverse life. On August 24–25, 2012, hundreds of scientists, students, teachers, and volunteers went out on assignment to seek out the living organisms that make Rocky Mountain National Park their home. The National Park Service and National Geographic Society collaborated to host this two-day celebration of biodiversity that centered on a 24-hour discovery of species. A two-day, family-friendly biodiversity festival featured fun activities, engaging speakers, information booths, and scientific demonstrations.

More information can be found on the Rocky Mountain National Park website.

Follow Along!

Three youth ambassadors kept a blog over the course of the BioBlitz, allowing you to see the event through their eyes, or check out the photo gallery for a glimpse of the festivities. For a list of species counts, videos, and more, visit the National Geographic Society website.

Last Updated: September 17, 2012