Last Content Update:
Join the City of Purcell Parks and Recreation Department and parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this September. It is easy to participate; simply join an event or make observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, simply take a picture of a pollinator (bee, butterfly, bat, etc.) or plant, and the online community will help identify the species. You can participate by exploring the nature and wildlife at Purcell Lake in Purcell, Oklahoma. Any observation you make will count during our event. Search for the project 'Parks for Pollinators: Purcell Parks' on iNaturalist.
Park and recreation agencies from across the country will be hosting Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz events throughout the month. Learn more about the Parks for Pollinators initiative and see which agencies are participating by visiting nrpa.org/BioBlitz.
The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
We will be hosting our BioBlitz at Purcell Lake. The Parks and Recreation Department has several wildlife habitat areas established and registered with numerous conservation organizations. With the help of our community, we will be able to take a biological snapshot of the lake during the month of September. This information will help scientists learn more about the species that currently call the lake home.
iNaturalist makes the process very easy! Just download the app and create an account. Once in the app, you can look up 'Parks for Pollinators 2023: Purcell Parks' and contribute to the bioblitz! Follow the link below to view the project on iNaturalist:
Link: Parks for Pollinators 2023: Purcell Parks on iNaturalist
You can learn more about Purcell Parks and Recreation's efforts to restore pollinator and wildlife habitats to Purcell Lake by following the link below:
Link: Pollinator & Wildlife Habitats