What is a BioBlitz?

Longwood is hosting the BioBlitz this year April 20th from 9:00am – 12:00pm. It will be hosted at the EEC in Lancer Park.

Bio, as in biology, or the study of living organisms, and Blitz! Which means a sudden, energetic, and focused endeavor.

Watch out BioBlitz VIDEO!

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Goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus) is one of many common insects found in Lancer park during summer and fall months © Sujan Henkanaththegedara.

A BioBlitz is usually an event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students,
educators, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible in a specific geographic location. These activities not only highlight the biodiversity of an area, demonstrating the importance of exploration and conservation, but also generate quality data to be used by scientists and citizen scientists alike (National Geographic Alliance BioBlitz Handbook, 2016).

Learn more about Virginia BioBlitz here.

Watch National Geographic BioBlitz video here!

Read or Download your copy of National Geographic Alliance BioBlitz Handbook

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