Audubon International's BioBlitz is a species-counting competition designed to create awareness among golfers and the general public about the environmental value of the habitats supported by golf courses. The program is open to any golf course worldwide, including those unaffiliated with Audubon International.
A golf course may invite any number of participants such as golfers and their families, local environmental organizations, youth groups, community members, and local experts to count plant and animal species located on the property. Awards will be given in the categories of Most Species, Most Participants, and Best Photo. Following BioBlitz, Audubon International will compile the lists of plant and animal species recorded and report on the findings.
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1st Place with 532 species: Jekyll Island Golf Club, GA, USA
2nd Place with 396 species: Naples Lakes Country Club, FL, USA
3rd Place with 380 species: Pine Valley Golf Club, NJ, USA
1st Place with 144 people: Park Ridge Golf Course, FL, USA
2nd Place with 95 people: Jekyll Island Golf Club, GA, USA
3rd Place with 52 people: The Links at Fancourt, South Africa
Best Photo Contest
1st Place with the Bobcat: The Villages, FL, USA (Photo credit: Tom Lamb)
2nd Place with the Cape Lappet Moth Caterpillar: The Links at Fancourt, South Africa (Photo credit: Sally Adam)
3rd Place with the Sandhill Cranes with Chicks: The Villages, FL, USA (Photo credit: Tom Lamb)
See the slideshow below for 2017 BioBlitz Photo Contest Runners Up.