Dorset Event

Merck Forest and Farmland Center Presents “BioBlitz!”

Sep 12 2020 - Sep 13 2020 Education & History, For the Family, and Recreation & Fitness

Merck Forest BioBlitz 2020 – FREE!

Join fellow naturalists of all experience levels at Merck Forest & Farmland Center for two days of exploration of everything natural across any of 3167 acres of forests, fields, and waters. From experts to novices, all curious minds are welcome. The goal of this BioBlitz is to document as much natural life as possible on Merck Forest property over the weekend.

Participation is as easy as taking a photo and recording date, time, and location, and uploading to via the app or web. For this year’s BioBlitz, we will be designing a series of special quests that aim to set participants on missions to seek out various species across the property. Or simply explore on your own. This will be fun, easy, safe, and may be done at your own pace.

How to participate:

  1. Make an account on
  2. While at, navigate to the project page: Merck Forest BioBlitz 2020 (click HERE). Once on the page, click “Join”.
  3. Visit Merck Forest at any time on September 12th to 13th, and make an observation — or make many! You can submit findings (or save them) in real time using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone, or upload them later on a computer. Please, no collection, observations must be wild, and practice quality stewardship.
  4. Register HERE to let us know you’re coming.

Young Citizen Scientists are welcome, but must be accompanied by at least one adult.


3270 Route 315 Rupert, Vermont 05768