Come celebrate the 5th year of BioBlitzing with us!

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”

Baba Dioum, Senegalese Forestry Engineer & Poet

Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) sipping from Common ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata) blooms © Sujan Henkanaththegedara

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences at Longwood University annually hosts “Longwood BioBlitz” at Lancer Park.  Hundreds of citizen scientists including Longwood students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members attend the event with their families and friends to learn all about local wildlife and conservation. The first Longwood BioBlitz was held in April 23, 2016 and 140 participants recorded nearly 200 species. Currently we have a growing list of over 600 species from our 30 acre flood plain!


Citizen scientists have reported more than 600 species from Longwood Lancer Park flood plain during past bioblitzes, and we are counting…


Read an article about this event here.