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Kevin FitzPatrick is an award- winning nature and environmental photographer from North Carolina. All Species Photography encompasses Kevin's passion for nature and wildlife photography and environmental education.

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2016 Memphis Bio-Blitz

A BioBlitz is an event centered around one tremendously important concept - BIODIVERSITY. Biodiversity is simply the biological diversity of the natural world that surrounds us. The most basic components of a BioBlitz event are a place, or set of places, and a designated time frame. For the Memphis Wide Urban BioBlitz, the community has chosen 5 places around Memphis. For our time frame, we have chosen the second weekend of April (8th - 9th). See Schedule Below.

We are reaching out to all nature-enthusiasts who are available to participate either as guests, naturalists, or volunteers.

Our Goal:

Gather together the naturalist community for a collective search for all categories of life across our 5 designated sites. Document as Many Species as Possible!

The Schedule: for details, please contact the site(s) you will be visiting. PLEASE READ TO THE END.

FRIDAY, April 8th, 9 am - 2 pm (SCHOOL DAY)

  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • T. O. Fuller State Park
  • Lucius E. Burch State Natural Area
  • Meeman Biological Station

FRIDAY NIGHT, April 8th, times vary (VOLUNTEERS ONLY)

  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • Lucius E. Burch State Natural Area
  • Meeman Biological Station
  • Overton Park

SATURDAY, April 9th, 9 am - times vary (PUBLIC DAY)

(birding begins at 8 am)

  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • Meeman Biological Station
  • Overton Park  

Important Notes about Friday:

This day of the event is not open to the public. However, there are three ways you can help out...

  1. We need naturalist interpreters to help out with several local schools, whose students will be participating as citizen-scientists.
  2. Independent Teams: If you are interested in coming to a site to collect biodiversity data, but not necessarily interact with the visiting school groups, then we would be very happy to help make this happen.
  3. There are several designated volunteer opportunities to help out with from data-logger to photographer.

Important Notes about Friday Night:

This part of the event is only opened to volunteers and contributing scientists/photographers. If you would like to come to the night events, please contact organizers from that site. 

Important Notes about Saturday:

This day is open to EVERYONE! Please come as a guest or as a volunteer. If you are interested in Volunteering, there are many opportunities. Also, we are looking for naturalists from all backgrounds to come share their wealth of knowledge.


Earlier Event: March 10
CNPA Annual Meeting
Later Event: June 1
2016 Highlands Bio-Blitz