Saturday, April 9 – Friday, April 22

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an event focused on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area and during a certain time period.

How can we participate virtually?

This BioBlitz is run through a free app called iNaturalist and you can participate on your own time, anywhere in the city of Fredericksburg. You will be able to submit observations, identify species, and contribute to citizen science projects from home. Leaderboards and results for the 2022 BioBlitz will be available here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/earth-day-festival-bioblitz-2022

Results from the 2021 event here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fredericksburg-earth-day-festival-bioblitz-2021

How do we win prizes?

There will be contests for the most observations recorded and the most species found for Motts Run Reservoir, Alum Spring Park, Old Mill Park, Dixon Park, and the City of Fredericksburg as a whole. Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 23 at the Earth Day Festival.

Tips for using iNaturalist: