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Photograph by Keene Haywood
A bioblitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. The primary goal of a bioblitz is to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place. A bioblitz can happen in most any geography—urban, rural, or suburban—in as large an area as a national park or small as a schoolyard. Biologists often measure the population of particular species or study an environment’s biodiversity, but a bioblitz brings together the expertise of multiple scientists and naturalists with the power of citizens, including students, willing to take a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity in about 24 hours.

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