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Biology Faculty, Students Take Part in BioBlitz

bio_blitz_4_11.jpgOn April 2, Belmont biology professors John Niedzwiecki and Steve Murphree hosted a BioBlitz at the Beaman Park Nature Center. Beaman Park is one of Metro Nashville’s newest and most natural Parks. Bioblitzs are a chance for the public to go off-trail, turn over rocks and logs and identify the organisms living in the park and also look for new species to the park, especially salamanders and frogs. The staff at The Beaman Park Nature Center benefit by getting an inventory of the natural diversity within the park. Belmont students and others from the Nashville community participated. The activity was coordinated by Linnann Welch (’93) , director of both The Beaman Park and Bell’s Bend Nature Centers.