Bi-CAN BioBlitz 2021
A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period of intense biological sampling in an attempt to document all living things in a specified area. Join scientists and naturalists from around the region as they survey mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, insects, and much more during this 2 day event by Nahant Marsh Education Center, University of Illinois Extension Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark and Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District.
2021 BioBlitz Schedule of Events

Friday Public Activities*
6:30 p.m. Going Native– Niabi Zoo @ Base Camp
7:30 p.m. Birds of Prey– Iowa Raptor Center @ Base Camp
8:30 p.m. Owl Prowl and Frog Night Hike @ Outpost
Dusk - Moth Mania! @ Base Camp
Dusk - Bat Watching and Identification Hike @ Base Camp
Saturday Public Activities*
9:00 a.m. Bird Hike @ Outpost
10:45 a.m. The Secret World of Dragonflies @ Base Camp
11:45 a.m. Acoustic Bat Detection Program @ Base Camp
12:15 p.m. Furry Critters of Illiniwek @ Base Camp
12:45 p.m. Meet the Opossums- America's Only Marsupial @ Base Camp
1:15 p.m. Ferns of Iowa and Illinois @ Base Camp
*Activities and times subject to change.
Make sure to check out the booths at Base Camp on Saturday, July 10th from 10:00 am- 2:00pm! Several groups will have interactive stations for all ages to enjoy!
Here's the location map: Outpost is green, Base Camp is blue