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Thank you to everyone who participated in Audubon International's BioBlitz 2018! This year's event recorded over 2,000 unique species of animals, plants, fungi, and insects living on golf courses. Highlights from 2018 included:

  • 100% increase in the average number of species counted since 2015
  • 95% increase in total participants from 2017
  • 85% increase in golf course participation from 2017

BioBlitz is a free species-counting competition designed to showcase the environmental value of the natural habitats found on golf courses. Participants such as golfers and their families, youth groups, community members, and local environmental experts gather to enjoy nature while counting plant and animal species located on each property. The program is open to any golf course worldwide, including those unaffiliated with Audubon International.


This program is sponsored by

   



Resources

Audubon International's BioBlitz Information Sheet




2018 Winners

Most Species

1st Place with 496 species: Naples Lakes Country Club, FL, USA

2nd Place with 449 species: Collier's Reserve Country Club, FL, USA

3rd Place with 405 species: Pine Valley Golf Club, NJ, USA


Most Participants

1st Place with 242 people: Southwinds Golf Course, FL, USA

2nd Place with 160 people: Glencoe Golf Club, IL, USA

3rd Place with 146 people: Collier's Reserve Country Club, FL, USA


Best Photo Contest

1st Place with the Hummingbird: Bay Oaks Country Club, TX, USA (Photo credit: Deborah Repasz)



2nd Place with the Sandhill Crane: Okeeleelee Golf Course, FL, USA (Photo credit: Gregg Steward)



3rd Place with the Southern Flying Squirrel: Ironwood Golf Course, MI, USA (Photo credit: Kim Davidson)



See the slideshow below for 2018 BioBlitz Photo Contest Runners Up. 


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