nature arboretum

The BioBlitz at the Chattanooga Nature Center and Arboretum is an intensive 24-hour long survey of species present in the reserve. Experts on specific groups of organisms (plants, fungi, reptiles, birds, aquatic insects, etc.) comb the Arboretum and list every different organism they observe. In addition to documenting the flora and fauna of the area, the public is invited to ‘tag along’ and watch researchers work and participate in a variety of programs centering on biological diversity and conservation. The BioBlitz gives resource managers and public officials important information that drives decision making processes. Occasionally, an unexpected organism is found that extends its known range.