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April 23, 2016Bioblitz with logos

How do biologists, ecologists, entomologists and other scientists know so much about our natural world? They study it! Join us on April 23rd as we survey the plants, insects, birds and other life found at Back Bay NWR. There will be activities for all ages and interests so check out the details below.



Back Bay NWR is one of nine locations conducting BioBlitz events on April 23rd, organized by the Virginia Geographic Alliance (the state chapter of National Geographic). We hope you will participate as we gather information on the wildlife and plants here at the refuge. This day is a fee-free day on the refuge, so no entrance fees will be charged to visitors.

Schedule (subject to change):

9:00am-2:00pm: Bioblitz walks every 30-45 minutes along the beach and the bay (we will record everything we see!); First Landing State Park will also have a number of children's activities available for our young visitors

10:00am: Natural history walk from Back Bay to the Atlantic Ocean led by Reese Lukei, covering seven habitat over 10,000 years

2:00pm: Beginner's photography workshop with Fred Devan, learn the basics of how to take a great photo, no special camera equipment needed, just bring you favorite camera (cell phone, digital point and shoot, etc.)


**If you have an interest in or currently study a particular type of wildlife (plants, birds, insects, fish) please contact Erica Locher at (757)301-7329 ext. 3106.**


Registration for the event is available through the Virginia Geographic Alliance by visiting For more information you can also visit

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Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016
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