National BioBlitz Network
The National BioBlitz Network is a group of professionals and amateurs working to engage people with biological recording across the UK and beyond.
What is a BioBlitz?
‘Bio’ means ‘life’ and ‘Blitz’ means ‘to do something quickly and intensively’. Together they make ‘BioBlitz’, a collaborative race against the clock to discover as many species of plants, animals and fungi as possible, within a set location, over a defined time period (usually 24 hours).
It is an informal and fun way to create a snapshot of the variety of life that can be found in an area. Bringing scientists, students and members of the public together, it provides an opportunity for participants to learn together and share their expertise and enthusiasm for nature. This is a great way of breaking down barriers to engagement with science and raising awareness of the role of biological recording, upskilling wildlife enthusiasts whilst casting the net wider to introduce new audiences.
Run Your Own BioBlitz Event!
Want to run your own BioBlitz? Access our Free Resources page to get the most out of your event!
Had a look at the pages on How to Run a BioBlitz and have some questions? Feel free to drop us an email at BioBlitz@bnhc.org.uk, or give us a call on 0117 925 3931. We can help answer questions or help to promote your event.
Looking to Take Part in a BioBlitz Event?
The most popular time for BioBlitz events are Spring and Summer. If you find there are no upcoming BioBlitz events near you right now, there are many other citizen science projects to get involved in; there are lots to choose from!