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Berry Blitz Community Science Walks


Two young children squat near the ground and examine wildflowers; one records notes in a notebook.
Wildflower Watch Two young citizen scientists participate in a Wildflower Watch in Wyoming. © Trevor Bloom


Event Overview

As spring blooms turn to summer berries, you’re invited to join a guided community science walk to discover and document the ripening and abundance of berries.

Birds, bears and rodents rely on ripe berries for nutrition in the late summer and early fall months, but the timing and abundance of ripe berries vary from year-to-year. As summers in Wyoming trend warmer and drier, The Nature Conservancy is collecting scientific data on how berry-producing species are responding to these climatic changes. This data will be used to forecast implications for wildlife and to inform landscape restoration projects.

In Grand Teton National Park, meet at Blacktail Butte parking lot off HWY 89/191 just north of Moose Junction. Come prepared for a short hike, with closed-toed shoes, water and bear spray. Notebooks, pens, field guides and light snacks will be provided. We’ll take an easy two-mile roundtrip hike with plenty of stops.

RSVP by emailing Charlotte Cadow, Community Science Specialist.

Berry Blitz Dates:

Tuesday, July 2, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 9, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 16, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 30, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 6, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 13, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 20, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 27, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 3, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 10, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 17, 9–11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 24, 9–11 a.m.

Berry Blitz is a companion project to our Wildflower Watch program. Learn more about our community science efforts on our Wildflower Watch page.