Do you want to explore, learn, and find fun animals and plants in Leakin Park? Then come on out this weekend!

Make plans to attend the Leakin Park BioBlitz this Saturday Apr 28, starting at 10 a.m. This event is free and will include activities for ALL ages!

Come meet biologists, see live animals, and go searching for critters! They will have binoculars, magnifying glasses, nets, and more to go out and explore with. Record all of the species you find on iNaturalist in order to keep track of what is living in the park.

Here is a full schedule for the day:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.               DNR Scales and Tales Display

11 a.m.                                Bird Walk

11:30 a.m.                          Herbaceous Plant Walk

12 p.m.                              Bird Walk

12 p.m.                               Herp Walk

12:30 p.m.                        Woody Plant Walk

1 – 2 p.m.                         Stream Collection

2 p.m.                                 Tree Care Talk by TreeBaltimore


From 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. come enjoy Night Exploration for owls, bats and moths! Spots are limited, so register online today at

This event is being held by the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition and TreeBaltimore (Baltimore City Recreation & Parks). Partners in the event are the National Aquarium, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

This BioBlitz is part of an international community science event called City Nature Challenge, is supported through Baltimore’s efforts in being a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Urban Bird Treaty City, and is partially funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Come get BioBlitzed at Leakin Park this weekend!

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