Welcome to Longwood BioBlitz!

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences at Longwood University annually hosts “Longwood BioBlitz” at Lancer Park.  Hundreds of citizen scientists including Longwood students, faculty, staff and local community members attend the event with their families and friends to learn about local wildlife. The first Longwood BioBlitz was held in April 23, 2016 and 140 participants recorded nearly 200 species! Currently we have reported nearly 500 species from our 30 acre flood plain.



Citizen scientists learning how to identify crayfish.


Longwood students organized “touch tables” for budding naturalists with local native species.


BioBlitz participants ranged from Longwood students, faculty and staff to Farmville families and members from local environmental organizations.

Read an article about this event here.