Challenge #3

We have done great on getting lots of species! Now let's try to get more observations from around the state! Looking at the observation map, I see lots of gaps in our geography of Virtual BioBlitz! 2017. I got out my state map and my Sharpie to figure out which counties had no observations. From my best reckoning, of the 77 counties in Oklahoma, we have observations from only about half of them!

Your challenge is to make 10 identifiable, photographic observations in a county that has not been represented up to this point. Below is the list of counties that need observations (from my comparison of observations and a map of Oklahoma counties). The deadline is midnight, Wednesday April 26th.

This challenge will be for a chance to earn one of three books - Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains, Oklahoma's Amphibians and Reptiles, Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas, Bats of Oklahoma Field Guide, or Last Child in the Woods.

Have fun exploring the state!

Counties that need observations (in no order)
Adair

Atoka

Beckham

Jackson

Caddo

Garvin
Craig

McIntosh

Creek

Johnston

Roger Mills
Custer

Kay

Noble

Seminole
Blaine
Dewey
Kiowa

Nowata

Bryan

Ellis

Garfield
Grant

Ottawa
Choctaw

Greer

Major

Pawnee

Harmon

Washita
Harper

Pontotoc

Woodward
Hughes

Posted by priscillaokie priscillaokie, April 19, 2017 19:09

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Map here: Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Yellow counties are those without any records.

Posted by zdufran over 4 years ago (Flag)

I visited Garvin County today and have uploaded ~30 observations. Here are 10 of them:
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Great-tailed Grackle
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Cardinal
Ruddy Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Great Blue Heron
American Coot

Posted by zdufran over 4 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the map Zach!

Posted by priscillaokie over 4 years ago (Flag)

Yes, great map! I visited Creek County on April 23 and had many observations.
Common yellowwoodsorrel
Blue-eyed grass
Eastern redbud
Box elder
Poison ivy
Cottonwood
Sycamore
Wild four o'clocks
Indian blanket
Showy evening primrose
Crimson clover
Plain-bellied water snake
Great blue heron
Bristly locust
Sand worts
Prairie larkspur

Posted by jlmichael over 4 years ago (Flag)

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