DLIA has partnered with TVA and regional scientists to engage people in a biological inventory of TVA’s public lands through BioBlitzes. Family friendly, no experience necessary, and free admission!
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 the TVA to better manage natural areas through species occurrence data. Participants will survey birds, butterflies and plants using nets and provided collection and preservation equipment. Experts will be on hand to train participants and identify species.
BioBlitzes are family friendly and offer opportunities for the public to have hands-on experiences and interactions with scientists, wildlife and the community at large. Anyone interested in Wildlife, Biology, Citizen Science, Biodiversity and getting outside are encouraged to participate.
For this Bioblitz we will be working at the Norris Songbird Trail which is on the Clinch River below Norris Dam.
For the event, participants should:
Bring food and water for the day (we will be in a place where there are no stores or restaurants).
Dress for being outside and for whatever weather might arise.
Download the iNaturalist application on your phone or smart device. This app will be used to document species, information and locations.