The Long Island Coastal Bioblitz was hosted by Seatuck Environmental Association, Long Island Sound Study, Peconic Estuary Partnership, South Shore Estuary Reserve, New York Sea Grant and Long Island Invasive Species Management Area. One of the goals of the island-wide bioblitz was to better understand the ecological community and biodiversity around Long Island’s vitally important estuaries.

What is a “bioblitz”?

A bioblitz is a community science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location and time period. Using the free iNaturalist app, you can record all of your observations from birds to plants!

Seatuck, LISS, PEP, SSER, and LIISMA have put together the Long Island Coastal Bioblitz to engage the community in exploring all of Long Island’s incredible habitats and the species that inhabit them.

About the LI Coastal Bioblitz

The 2022 Bioblitz will take place from June 4th – 11th! Participants will use the app iNaturalist to log all their observations. You can join the 2022 iNaturalist project page here

In 2021, there were over 60 observers that participated in the bioblitz with over 2,800 observations of over 900 species. Some of most observed species included Common Milkweed, Poison Ivy, Great Egret, and Gray Catbird. 

On May 23, 2022 at 6:00PM Seatuck and our partners will host a training webinar to introduce participants to the iNaturalist app and the bioblitz format. Viewing the training webinar is highly recommended before you participate in the bioblitz. You can register for the 2022 webinar here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to ehall@seatuck.org.

**NEW** LI COASTAL BIOBLITZ & INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK EVENTS

Saturday
June 4

Water Chestnut Pull at Mill Pond – 9am – 4 pm

Each summer NYSDEC Staff, Nassau County Public Works, LIISMA, and volunteers work to remove invasive water chestnut from Long Island Lakes and Ponds. Last year, over 100 bags of water chestnut were removed from Wantagh Mill Pond.

Click here for more information and to register. 

Saturday
June 4

Nature Walk Bioblitz at Hallock State Park Preserve – 9 – 11am

Join Long Island Sound Study and Mary Laura Lamont, a naturalist with NYS Parks on a walk around Hallock State Park Preserve. 

For more information and to register email Jimena Perez-Viscasillas at  jbp255@cornell.edu

Sunday 
June 5

West Brook Phrag Pull – 9am – 12pm

Join Seatuck Environmental Associaton as we pull and manage the invasive plant, Phragmites. The phrag pull will help prevent the plant from taking hold at West Brook, and encourage the growth of valuable natives as this stream habitat continues to evolve!

Click  here for more information and to register

Tuesday
June 7

Backyard Invaders –  7-8pm

“Knock, knock…” “Who’s there?” “Invasives!” That’s right – invasive species may have moved into your neighborhood and made themselves quite comfortable. Discover how you can manage and prevent these “Backyard Invaders” in this informative webinar. Learn tips and tricks from experts in the field to help keep your property free of invasives and create a haven for biodiversity!

Click here for more information and to register

Tuesday
June 7

Scully Estate Bat Walk – 8 – 10pm

Join Seatuck & wildlife biologist Julie Zeyzus for a bat presentation and walk around Seatuck property! Participants will engage in a brief discussion about bat habitat, diet, and value of bats. A leisurely walk through wooded flyways with bat acoustic detection equipment will follow discussion.

Click here for more information and to register

Wednesday
June 8

Uninvited Documentary Screening at QWR
– 6:30 – 7:30PM

Join LIISMA (Long Island Invasive Species Management Area) & QWR for a viewing of the NYS DEC’s Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species documentary in the Nature Center of QWR (3 Old Country Road, Quogue). Refreshments will be provided. $5 per person.

Click here for more information and to register

Saturday
June 11

Swan River Preserve Tour & Restoration Talk
– 10am

Explore Swan River Preserve with CCE Suffolk and LIISMA as we walk and talk about invasive species and restoration! 

Click here for more information and to register

Resources

May 23rd 2022 Training Webinar