A monarch  butterfly visits a flower in Kentucky.
Monarch Butterfly A monarch butterfly visits a flower in Kentucky. © Chris Helzer/The Nature Conservancy

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Pollinator Garden Bioblitz

Washington, DC

Join us for a family friendly pollinator garden bioblitz led by naturalist and MD/DC Director of Land Management Deborah Barber.

Space is limited and registration is required

In late 2017, the Maryland/DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy transformed approximately 18,000 square feet of roadways into raingardens at Washington, DC's Mount Olivet Cemetery. These raingardens help reduce stormwater runoff into the Anacostia River and provide habitat for native pollinators.

The group will meet at the entrance gate of the cemetery (1300 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002) at 3:30p.m. Parking is free. Restrooms are available inside the administrative building. 

The event is expected to last up to an hour and a half. Attendees are encouraged to bring water and snacks. Please be prepared to walk and wear comfortable walking shoes as the cemetery has quite a few windy hills. Sunscreen and bug spray may be needed. The tour will be canceled in the event of rain.

This pollinator garden bioblitz 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 bridget.moynihan@tnc.org with questions or for more information.

Join Us

Join us for a family friendly pollinator garden bioblitz and be a part of the City Nature Challenge.