Discover Nature Challenge – Photo Contest and Mini BioBlitz

** REMINDER **  The Discover Nature Challenge will be coming to an end on October 31st, 2015!  
Please remember to send in your photos and/or mini BioBlitz sheets.  There are prizes for the winners!  It is a beautiful time to get outside and spend time in nature!
We challenge you to go forth, get outdoors & have fun!!!

Join the Lancaster County Conservancy for the 2015 Discover Nature Challenge Photo Contest and Mini BioBlitz from May 1st through October 31st at any or all of the 21 nature preserves that are a part of this challenge.

Registration Form

The Lancaster County Conservancy Discover Nature Challenge is FREE to people of ALL ages and will span a 6-month period where all participant photos and/or checklists should be submitted by October 31st, 2015. This Challenge will allow individuals to get more involved with nature that may only be a short drive from home. We hope to inspire people to get involved and appreciate what nature has to offer us.

Discover Nature Challenge Flyer

The Discover Nature Challenge offers two different programs, a Photo Contest and a Mini BioBlitz, both containing kids and adult portions for this Challenge.
The Photo Contest, available to both kids and adults, allows for each individual to submit a total of five (5) photos into a variety of categories.

These include: 1. The Conservancy’s Preserves, 2. The Lower Susquehanna River, 3. People Connecting with Nature, 4. Native Wildlife & Birds, and 5. Native Wildflowers.
Photo Entry Form

Adults and kids also have the option to participate in a Mini BioBlitz that will allow those interested to complete a beneficial flora/fauna checklist while exploring our nature preserves. Participants are encouraged to visit as many preserves as possible in order to complete the provided checklists. In addition, participants will be eligible for a bonus prize if they visit all 21 preserves listed in the Discover Nature Challenge.

Kids Mini BioBlitz Checklist
Adults Mini BioBlitz Checklist

You may notice that we have incorporated social media links onto all of our Discover Nature Challenge papers. This is so that outdoorsy individuals can access, share, and post through the web. We are hoping that these links encourage nature-lovers that enjoy photography, hiking, and exploring to share their Photo Contest and Mini BioBlitz images and/or experiences via social media to further spread nature involvement.

After the Discover Nature Challenge ends on October 31st, all Challenge winners will be announced after November 15th by the Lancaster County Conservancy. At that point in time, feel free to check our website at for further information regarding Challenge prize winners.

Event Registration and All Challenge Documents are available at the Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 South West End Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Please visit our website at for more information about where our preserves are located.

Please contact Mike Burcin at (717) 392-7891 or at if you have any questions.

We hope you find this Nature Discover Challenge to be an enjoyable, nature-filled adventure and to have fun with your family and/or friends!

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