‘BioBlitz’ helps bring insect education to La Crosse area

The BioBlitz effort is continuing through April of next year.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Bugs in a local garden are helping community members learn and grow.

GROW and Strive 2 Thrive Coulee Region held a ‘BioBlitz’ event Thursday morning at La Crosses’s Hintgen Elementary School garden.

A BioBlitz is a data collection event, encouraging everyone with a cell phone or a camera, and a computer to become a “citizen scientist” to help identify bugs in the garden.

The lessons learned are about more than just learning about bugs.

“Notice the little things in the garden or where ever they are that might actually contribute to maybe the food that they eat and kind of see the cycle of life,” said Driftless area BioBlitz coordinator Erica Black.

The BioBlitz effort is continuing through April of next year.

More details about the BioBlitz is available on the Strive 2 Thrive website.