Join Fall in the Field Instructors Sami Wolniakowski and Nora Seymour as we teach you how to do a tree BioBlitz in your own backyard!

Grades 6-8

NGSS MS.LS2.1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

Lesson taught, recorded, and prepared by Nora Seymour, Marina Bohn, and Sami Wolniakowski. Filming by Monique Streit. Music by Marina Bohn.

Supplemental lesson materials:

Now it’s time to choose your tool to identify trees for your BioBlitz! We have a variety of resources listed below, for both the Pacific Northwest and other areas of the United States.
Dichotomous Keys:
1. Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest
2. Trees of the United States
3. Video on how to use a dichotomous key

Field Guides:

Apps for your phone:
You can download iNaturalist on your phone and take pictures to identify your trees. Then be sure to post them on our Fall in the Field iNaturalist project!