2019 BioBlitz with Urbana Park District


Urbana, Ill. (WCIA)

The Anita Purves Nature Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Part of the celebration includes a science expedition next month. They’re inviting you to join this event in your community. Judy Miller, Environmental Program Manager, is here with details on the 2019 BioBlitz.

Question 1: First of all, what is a BioBlitz?
• Takes place in Busey Woods
• From Noon on September 27 to Noon September 28
• Scientists catalogue all species in Busey Woods in a 24-hour period

Question 2: What can people do to participate in the BioBlitz?
• Combination contest, festival, educational event, scientific endeavor
• People can help observe scientists in action, interact with them and participate in other activities
• Free for all ages (15 and under must be with adult)

Question 3: Have you had a BioBlitz before?
• Yes, in 2005
• 800 people participated that year
• Recorded over 1,200 species in Busey Woods
• Goal is to add to the list this year and compare to the 2005 list

Question 4: What do people need to do to participate?
• All hikes and presentations are free
• Please pre-register so we know you are coming
• Call (217) 384-4062 to pre-register

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