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Shiloh National Park seeks participants for ‘Bioblitz’

Sandhill crane

Shiloh National Military Park will host its first BioBlitz program on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19.
It’s an event where any nature enthusiast can participate in the identifying and inventorying of all plants, animals, and other living things through photography and sound.
“Shiloh Battlefield is home to over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, 51 species of fish, over 215 species of birds, and 1,100 species of plants that reside within its 6,000 acre border,” said park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “The goal of this BioBlitz is to add additional species to the park’s species list, and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy this outdoor activity.”
All observations will be recorded and documented through the online database and website Through iNaturalist, anyone can upload pictures and sound bites to the project and have others assist in identifying the species.
Amateur outdoorsmen as well as professional biologists are encouraged to participate in Shiloh Battlefield’s BioBlitz event. Observations will be taken along all monument trails, paved roads, fields, and the Tennessee River.

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