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Nebraska BioBlitz

A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a specific period. The primary goal of a bioblitz is to get an overall count of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place. Most bioblitz events contain a public component so adults, kids, teens, and anyone interested can join experts and scientists in the field. Participating in these hands-on studies is a fun and exciting way for people to learn about biodiversity and better understand how to protect it.

Since the phrase bioblitz by the National Park Service in 1996, these events have been held throughout the world. While these events are fun and educational, they are also important – over the years, participants have identified many species rare to the parks where they were conducting their inventories.

Take part in a BioBlitz event!

Find event details below.

Lee G. Simmons Conservation and Wildlife Safari Park
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Contact: Carrie Nunez, 402-738-2049 ext. 6908; or Jake Wiebe, 402-738-2049 ext. 5020

Homestead National Monument – Beatrice, NE
Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: 402-223-3514

Denton Prairie- Denton, NE
Date: July 19-20, 2019
Time: 6-9 p.m.; 7 a.m.-noon
Contact: Jason St. Sauver

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
Date: July 19-20, 2019
Time: 6-9 p.m.; 7 a.m.-noon
Contact: Amanda Filipi

Chadron State Park
Date: Sept. 6-7, 2019
Time: 6-9 p.m.; 7 a.m.-noon
Contact: Amanda Filipi

For further information or questions about BioBlitz please email the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Watchable Wildlife Biologist Alie Mayes.