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 BioBlitz!

Find event details below.

Chadron State Park – Chadron, NE
September 14- 15, 2018; TBD
For more information, contact Amber Schiltz (

Homestead National Monument – Beatrice, NE
May 19, 2018; 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM
For more information, call (402)223-3514 or visit the event page HERE

Indian Cave State Park – Shubert, NE
September 21- 22, 2018; 9:30 AM- 2:00 PM
For more information, contact Adam Jones (


Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area – Gering, NE

July 20- 21, 2018; 7:00 PM- 12:00 PM

For more information, contact Amber Schiltz ( or visit the event page HERE.


Please email Alie Mayes, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Watchable Wildlife Biologist with any event questions you may have.

Additional BioBlitz event locations

Plan to attend one or both of these additional BioBlitz events put on by our partners.

National Park Service
Homestead National Monument of America
8523 NE-4
Beatrice, NE 68310

Wildlife Safari Park
16406 292nd St
Ashland, NE 68003

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