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Bioblitz by the Water


Join us for a family friendly bioblitz at Oxbow Nature Preserve led by MD/DC Conservation Coordinator Christina Thompson.

Space is limited and registration is required

Oxbow Nature Preserve is considered the largest natural freshwater lake in Maryland. This 70-acre wetland has easy and scenic trails where visitors can observe bald eagles, rare plants, and a variety of insects. How many species you can spot?

The group will meet in front of the Oxbow Nature sign at 10:00 am. Please abide the no parking signs and park along the side of the road where the sign is located.

Restrooms are not available on site but can be found at the nearby Russett Community Library-Anne Arundel County Public Library. The bioblitz is expected to last up to three hours.

Attendees are encouraged to bring water, snacks, and/or a light bagged lunch. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars if you wish. Sunscreen and bug spray may be needed. The tour will be canceled in the event of rain.

Bioblitz by the water is one of five guided events that the MD/DC chapter is offering as part of the City Nature Challenge.

What is the City Nature Challenge?

This 4-day global event encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces. It's easy to participate using the iNaturalist app (free on the app store). Just take a picture of a plant or animal and upload it to the app. Citizen scientists around the world will help label your observations.

Please contact Bridget Moynihan at with questions or for more information.

Join Us

Join us for a family friendly bioblitz at Oxbow Nature Preserve and be a part of the City Nature Challenge.