BioBitz Activity Schedule BioBitz are small, in-person activities that will be held in parks across the state during BioBlitz! OK weekend. SCHEDULE
Visit our Virtual Nature Center to see how we are celebrating 20 years of BioDiversity Exploration!
BioBlitz! Oklahoma is hosting a series of virtual events and online activities for Pollinator Week 2020 - June 22-28. You can find information about the week's events on the website and stay up to date on activities on the Facebook Page!
New Book: Dragonflies at a Biogeographical Crossroads Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most charming and captivating members of the insect world. Dragonflies wheeling through the air like miniature falcons and damselflies flitting gracefully about the edges of ponds and creeks are a feature of summers in Oklahoma. Now, after years of [...]
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Research Spotlight: Monarchs and Milkweeds Text and photos by Josh D. Kouri Monarch butterflies are perhaps the most iconic native insect in North America. These large, beautiful butterflies, famed for their yearly migration, are a prized visitor for many gardeners and nature enthusiasts. Many Oklahomans, aware of the conservation threats facing monarchs, [...]
The Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory, a program of Oklahoma Biological Survey at the University of Oklahoma, invites applications for a Pollination Biologist to fill a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor beginning fall 2020. See the full announcement here.
Echolocation Grotto Alabaster Caverns State Park designed and built this traveling exhibit to provide an educational opportuntiy for those interested in learning about bats. In the Grotto you will find audio/video programs, slide programs, interactive games, interpretive displays, and hands-on activities. These were developed and gathered from years of research, field observations, and real-life experiences [...]
This year BioBlitz! participants are invited to get their hands dirty with a service project on Sunday morning of BioBlitz! weekend. As many BioBlitzers know, the Oklahoma State Parks budge has been cut by 70% in the last 10 years! This leaves the parks with fewer resources and personel to maintain the parks we love. [...]
Research Spotlight: Avalanche Rescue Technology Helps Conserve Horned Lizard Populations Story and photos by Josh Kouri What does a skier buried under an avalanche have in common with a quarter-sized baby lizard scurrying about on Tinker Air Force Base? The survival of each may depend on a special tracking method known as [...]