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In 2007, National Geographic and the National Park Service sponsored a BioBlitz at Rock Creek Park on May 18-19. In a 24-hour period, teams of scientists, naturalists, and volunteers recorded a grand total of 661 plant and animal species.

Complete Species Tally
Amphibians and Reptiles: 15
Aquatic Invertebrates: 16
Aquatic Plants: 36
Birds: 82
Fish: 23
Fungi: 73
Mammals: 15
Terrestrial Invertebrates: 28
Terrestrial Plants: 218
Terrestrial Insects: 154
Total: 661


Past BioBlitzes

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    BioBlitz 2015 Highlights

    Discover the amazing diversity of living things at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

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    Scenes from Australia

    See pictures from the Sydney BioBlitz's hunt for bugs, birds, reptiles, plants, and more.

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    BioBlitz 2014

    Get a bird's-eye view of the social updates from the 2014 BioBlitz.