BioBlitz, also know as a biological inventory or biological census.
The BioBlitz in New Orleans City Park is an ongoing research project in which Loyola Environment students continue assessing the full range of species in the 1,300-acre park, which includes lagoons, historic oak trees, fishing ponds, fields, golf courses, and botanical gardens. Students go to City Park to collect data and document findings on plants, birds, insects, reptiles, mammals, and other wildlife in the area. They also inventory its biological diversity, logging both native and introduced flora and fauna. The aim is to identify as many species as possible.
Events are also held where everyone is welcome to take part in BioBlitz. Experts from universities and research facilities lead groups of volunteers of all ages and levels of expertise. Researchers, naturalists, teachers, students, families, and interested residents all come to engage in the process of science, either by sharing there expertise or expanding there knowledge by working hand-in-hand with a variety of specialists.
View some of the BioBlitz events that have all ready been held below.