It is that time of the year to grab your magnifying glasses, nets, little vials and be ready to explore the wonders of Nature! The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will be hosting a bioblitz on March 24th and 25th!
A bioblitz is a citizen-science project partnership that brings scientists, naturalists, and volunteers together to identify and document as many animal and plant species as possible from a particular place in a short period of time. All those interested in helping out and learning about what creatures and plants inhabit Jimmy’s boyhood Farm are invited. All events are free and will be held from 10 am to 4 pm at the park.
Last year the National Park Service celebrated their Centennial Year, and they hosted over 100 bioblitz events all over the United States. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site has never had an official species inventory study, and the primary goal of this bioblitz is to document as much information as possible.
If you and your family decide that you need an adventure and do the 2.5-hour drive to this important event, you would have the opportunity to see collection processes first-hand and help with identification using iNaturalist.
All the information and photos you help collect will be put into a biodiversity database for the Park.
This is an excellent opportunity to look for your favorite pollinators, and the other best part is you can explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site at the same time.
We hope you can make it there!