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Upper Delaware BioBlitz, Starlight, PA


The BioBlitz is a biannual event where 9 teams of scientists and amateur naturalists from all over the region meet to collect, identify, and catalog every living species visible to the naked eye. This event will be the 4th BioBlitz since 2013 and begin on Friday, June 29th and continue through to Saturday, June 30th. The public is invited from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 30th to see what has been collected, meet the scientists and amateur naturalists doing the work, learn about biodiversity at the site, and participate on walks or in workshops on the site.

At a large tent called "base camp," all the teams bring specimens they have collected and work here to identify them down to the species level. On each team's table, they may have specimen trays, aquariums, terrariums, microscopes, hand lenses, and reference materials so you can learn about what you're seeing. There are also tours on site led by team members so that you can see where specimens re collected on site and view them in context in the habitat.

This event will take place at the Gales Property, PA Rt. 191, Starlight, Wayne County, PA, Intersection with PA Rt. 370, Starlight, PA 18417. A schedule of programs and walks will be posted on the website and Facebook page. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to donate to the event please send an email to:

Register online here and find out more!