Discover Life in America and TVA announce 2018 Bioblitz

By  | June 7, 2018 | Filed under: News

MUSCLE SHOALS-What is a Bioblitz?

A Bioblitz is a short, intense team effort to discover as many different species as possible in one location. These events allow people to work together to find and identify as many types of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as they can. Discover Life in America (DLIA) partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to bring regional scientists, students, teachers, families, and other community members together, engaging people in a biological inventory of TVA’s public lands.

Why do we have Bioblitzes?

Bioblitzes are designed to increase public awareness of the variety of life in our own neighborhood, as well as, the services these species provide within their ecosystems, which also benefit humans. We usually hear the word “biodiversity” regarding rainforests with their incredible number of species, yet the diversity of life in our own backyards can be just as phenomenal! Bioblitzes also:

– Engage the community in biology and citizen science

– Identify species that should be monitored or controlled

– Generate data to help TVA better manage natural areas

– Highlight the positive impact of natural spaces in our lives

– And celebrate diversity with DLIA!


9 AM – 3 PM

Saturday June 9- Muscle Shoals, Alabama


10 Thunder Road, Sheffield, Alabama



This event is free, family friendly, and no experience is necessary! Find Discover Life in America on Facebook for more information.

DLIA’s mission is to discover and understand America’s species through science and education for conservation. DLIA’s flagship project, the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, is a joint effort with the NPS to identify and record every single species within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To date DLIA has assisted in adding 9,196 new species to the park’s records and 986 new to science.


Media Release/Todd Witcher/Discover Life in America

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