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BioBlitz and Species Inventory Resources

Last updated over 2 years ago

EOL has the potential to be used as a resource for BioBlitz, species inventory and sampling events. View examples below for more information and leave a message for us in the newsfeed.

Learn about biodiversity:

EOL is a great resource for information and multimedia about plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms. We also have organized a collection of helpful Identification Guides.

Organize information:

You can organize species information for your event by creating a virtual collection on EOL and creating an EOL Community for people interested in your event. Find a collections and community tutorial here.

Make a field guide:

From an EOL collection or based on any species list you can create your own customized field guide for your event that is available to view online or to print out. Find field guide tutorials here.

Make Observations:

Coming soon, the ability to create an EOL collection and record observations either online or in a mobile iPhone app with help from our friends at

Share species images:

Many citizen scientists have added to the EOL by tagging photos of individual species and adding their own images via our Flickr group. Flickr is an easy-to-use, free photo-sharing website, and BioBlitz participants can see their own images on the Encyclopedia of Life within 24 hours. Find a tutorial here.

Share event images:

We also invite BioBlitz participants to share photos of their adventures in science in our education photo gallery.


Some scientists have more to offer than a weekend's time at a BioBlitz; we invite them to disseminate their research through EOL pages. Learn more here.