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Occidental College BioBlitz

March 30, 2019

Learn about the amazing biodiversity found in your own backyard!

What is the BioBlitz?

The BioBlitz is a citizen science event to document the biodiversity of Occidental College. During this one day event, we will identify as many species as possible on the Occidental College campus. These data will provide baseline knowledge about local biodiversity so we can measure how these species respond to future environmental changes.

History of BioBlitz @ Occidental College

The first BioBlitz at Oxy was in 2016 and the Oxy community has participated actively in making this an annual event. The history of each year’s count can be followed at Inaturalist.

Use the link below to find directions to the FEAST Garden.

FEAST Garden

You can also use the interactive map to find parking and other places of interest on the Oxy campus.

Also, come visit the special exhibits (Special Collections and College Archives) on the second floor of the Academic Commons.

Event Schedule: 

 Tables set up at FEAST by 10:00 am

8:00 am to 10:00 am: Bird Walk 1 (Moore lab)

9:00 am to 10:00 am: ‘little things that run the world walk’

10:30 am to 11:00 am: little things that run the world walk’

10:00 am to 10:30 am: Plant walk 1

11:30 am to 12:00 am: Plant walk 2

11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Fiji restoration with FEAST


Email organizers here.


Sign up here to participate and get on the event email list.


Contribute to the BioBlitz@Oxy project on iNaturalist.

Check in for bird walks, biodiversity surveys and other fun activities at the BioBlitz table in the FEAST Garden.

Check out this short video from the BioBlitz in 2016

To identify and document species presence, we will use iNaturalist, a web platform that allows anyone to make observations of the natural world. Here are the latest iNaturalist observations from Occidental College.