Photo courtesy Memphis-Wide Urban BioBlitz
The public is invited this weekend to become volunteer “citizen scientists” in an event called the Memphis-Wide Urban BioBlitz. The two-day event will bring together the public and experienced naturalists to attempt to search for and document the city’s biodiversity.
“Biodiversity is simply the biological diversity of the natural world that surrounds us,” reads the invitation for the BioBlitz.
The most basic components of a BioBlitz are a place (or set of places) and a designated time, frame, according to the invitation.
The Memphis BioBlitz will include five locations: Lichterman Nature Center, T. O. Fuller State Park, Lucius E. Burch State Natural Area, Meeman Biological Station, and Overton Park. The BioBlitz takes place Friday, April 8th, and Saturday, April 9th, with different time slots available for different types of volunteers, including naturalists, photographers, data loggers, and more.
For more information, visit the BioBlitz Facebook.