New podcast episode! In this "Meet the Expert" episode, Priscilla Crawford talks with our director, Lara Souza. As a plant ecologist she researches global change ecology and as a professor she teaches and mentors graduate and undergraduate students at OU. Hear about her field work, her leadership work at the university, and her advice for [...]
Ghost Pipe - Monotropa uniflora In celebration of Halloween this weekend, the Species of the Week and Floral Friday post is the Ghost Pipe - Monotropa uniflora. I was pretty excited to spot a few plants a couple weeks ago in the Ouachita National Forest while hiking around Cedar Lake (my favorite lake!). [...]
BioBlitz! OK 2020 Nearly 400 Expert Biologists and Citizen Scientists recorded 1261 species during our three day BioBlitz! OK weekend! Check out the highlights as discussed by co-coordinators, Priscilla and Angelina.
Here are a few tips on participating this weekend: Register: It's FREE and you can get a fun sticker! REGISTER Schedule: Inventory goes from midnight Friday morning until midnight Sunday night. We still have spots open for in-person BioBitz activities. We will be posting on Facebook live throughout the weekend. Submitting observations: Everyone that joins [...]
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, [...]