DLIA is partnering with TVA and regional scientists to engage people in a biological inventory of TVA’s public lands through BioBlitzes. These events are family friendly, and require no biological inventory experience. And feature free admission!
DLIA BioBlitzes offer opportunities for the public to have hands-on experiences and interactions with scientists, and the wildlife that we normally overlook in our daily life. Anyone interested in wildlife, Biology, Citizen Science, Biodiversity and/or just getting out in nature, are encouraged to participate.
These events incorporate field collection, specimen identification and education sessions. They offer an opportunity to get to know the biodiversity in our backyard and help TVA to better manage natural areas through species occurrence data. Participants will survey birds, butterflies and plants using their own smartphones, and DLIA-provided equipment. Experts will be on hand to train participants and identify species.
Important Note: This Bioblitz had to be aborted after about an hour
because of rain and the approach of possibly dangerous
lightening. We intend to re-schedule this location later
this year. Please check back. We will have more details
as soon as we meet with TVA officials.