October 11-13, 2013
Camp Simpson, Johnston County
The BioBlitz! inventory will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday October 11th and end at 4:00 p.m. Saturday October 12th - but the fun doesn't end there! Plan to stay another night and enjoy the camp after the biodiversity rush!
Sitting in the heart of the oldest mountain range in the United States, Camp Simpson covers 2,200 acres of oak, hickory, elm, and juniper woodlands in the cross timbers ecoregion. The camp is located in Johnston County approximately 25 miles NE of Tishomingo, Ok. The camp property includes granite cliffs and a 120 acre lake fed by Delaware Creek. Scouts and school groups have begun to inventory the camp, creating a vertebrate checklist that includes over 65 birds, 38 herps, 14 mammals, and 19 fish.
Please read carefully the following information before registering:
Registration will open in the spring of 2013.
Cost will be $8 for students, $15 for non-students.
T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register two weeks before the event date (September 27, 2013). Registration will close one week before the event (October 4, 2013).
There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. All registration must be done prior to arriving at BioBlitz!
Everyone must register individually - except children under school age (they may attend for free).
No registration fees will be refunded. If you are unable to attend the event, or if the event is cancelled, your registration fee will be considered a donation to future BioBlitz! activities.
BioBlitz! may be cancelled in the case of extremely, severe weather or wildfires. The event will be held if it rains. If cancelled, we will make every effort to reschedule the event.
If you register, but do not attend, you will not be guaranteed an event t-shirt.
In appreciation of the dedication and hard work of our volunteer expert biologists, we will be waiving the registration fee for all taxa team leaders and activity leaders. If you fall into this category – don’t register (you will be contacted by BioBlitz! staff).
We are considering offering a meal on Friday night, because the closest town, Tishomingo, is about 25 miles from the camp. We will have the details regarding the meal when registration opens in the spring.
While we can't list all things you might need, here is a list of suggested items that you might want while attending BioBlitz!
Remember you are responsible for your own camping and personal equipment.
Camping equipment, including:
Food, mug, and bottle for water.
Clothing and personal items, including
Equipment to observe, collect, and identify organisms, including:
And, of course, bring your enthusiasm for learning more about Oklahoma's biodiversity!
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BioBlitz! is a project of the Oklahoma Biological Survey and the University of Oklahoma. For more information contact the BioBlitz! Committee at email@example.com or 405-325-7658.