Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Join the Blogger BioBlitz!

Jeremy over at The Voltage Gate has come up with the excellent idea that bloggers should join together during the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Week (April 21-29, 2007) to do some BioBlitzing. For those of you not in the know, a BioBlitz involves going out to a specific area and recording every organism you see, or can be more targeted, such as all the birds you observe over the course of a day, week, etc. It's a very simple way to record biodiversity - the power lies in the aggregation of this data among participants across time and space.

If you've got a blog and want to join in, start here. You don't need to be a science blogger to take part. Or if you're not a blogger but you're into photography, you can still participate by joining the Flickr group.

For those of you already committed, below are some logos for you to plaster all over your blogs :-). I'm releasing these under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, so feel free to edit them however you like. In fact, here are the original xcf files (GIMP) format if you want to play with the layers: full-size logo, mini logo, participant logo. Please be nice and download the files to your own server rather than linking directly to these images!

Blogger BioBlitz full-size logo Blogger BioBlitz full-size logo, bird-free
Blogger BioBlitz full-size logo, yellow bird Blogger BioBlitz mini logo, yellow bird
Blogger BioBlitz mini logo, bird-free Blogger BioBlitz mini logo
Blogger BioBlitz full-size logo, words only Blogger BioBlitz mini logo, words only
Blogger BioBlitz mini logo, words and birdy Blogger BioBlitz mini logo, words and yellow birdy
Blogger BioBlitz participant logo with birdy
Blogger BioBlitz participant logo with beetle Blogger BioBlitz participant logo with frog
Blogger BioBlitz participant logo, words only Blogger BioBlitz participant logo, yellow birdy, via bootstrap analysis
(via nuthatch)

7 comments:

burning silo said...

Great logos, Jennifer!

Madhu said...

Thanks, Jennifer. Nice work. I've emblazoned one of the buttons (a birdy one, of course, but not a wordy one) on the Reconciliation Ecology blog - and no, I did not link to your server!

vertalio said...

Question-
What size lot for the sample? An acre? Ten? A 20' by 20' plot? And how small are we talking...bugs included? Fungi? I have a creek for a border, and abut conservation land, and so find it's a jungle out there.
So to speak.

Jennifer Forman Orth said...

Thanks bev and Madhu!

vertalio, pick whatever and howmuchever you can handle! See here for details.

cpbvk said...

Thanks for the great buttons, Jen! I just added one to my sidebar.

Mike said...

These are outstanding, Jenn. I had no idea you were such an artist. Thanks!

Jennifer Forman Orth said...

Thanks Mike, but I am no artist, I am merely a purveyor of fine free clipart!