BioBlitz 2019

Riveredge Nature Center

June 14-15, 2019

little girl pointing at groundProperty Description

Riveredge Nature Center encompasses 379 acres including over 10 miles of trails, the 47-acre Riveredge Creek and Ephemeral Pond State Natural Area, 1.5 miles of frontage along the Milwaukee River, 28 acres of planted prairie, eight forest types, and six ponds, swamp, and fen communities. Prized by educators, naturalists, and biologists for its exceptional biotic diversity, Riveredge is a regional resource for scientific research, hosting more than 40 studies, projects, inventories, monitoring programs, surveys, and other types of scientific investigations, and is protected habitat for several endangered and threatened species.

Interesting Discoveries

State Threatened Species
Ellipse Mussel (Venustaconcha ellipsiformis)
Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)
Big Brown Bat (Episicus fuscas) 
Handsome sedge (Carex formosa)

State Species of Special Concern
Elktoe Mussel (Alasmidonta marginata) 
Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium parviflorum)

General Results


1,254 species found
21  Fish
13 Amphibians and Reptiles
16 Mammals
61 Other Invertebrates
80 Birds
343  Insects
720  Fungi, Lichens, Algae, and Plants

little boy with potted plantsHosted By

Riveredge Nature Center


101 surveyors and educators from 29 institutions and organizations

Ben Goss Bird Club
Friends of Grant Park
Havenwoods State Forest
Marion University
Marquette University
Mequon Nature Preserve
Milwaukee County Parks - Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Noel Cutright Bird Club
Riveredge Nature Center
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Southeastern WI Regional Planning Commission
St. Joan Antida High School
Sweet Briar College
US Forest Service
UW Arboretum
UW Extension
UW-Milwaukee @ Waukesha
UW-Stevens Point
WI Dept. of Natural Resources
WI Entomological Society
WI Metro Audubon Society
WI Mycological Society
WI Odonate Society


woman looking through microscope group talking in a forest

woman looking through microscope boy touching snake

boy catching bugs with net in pond girl coloring

boy running with net through field woman and child in grassy field

kids learning about skulls person taking smart phone photo of water lily