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An Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Linda Davidson

For all budding biologists who are keen on all sort of insects and animals ranging between creepy-crawlies, bees and birds, there comes the 2016 BioBlitz 2016. As on May 20 and 21, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday with hundreds of BioBlitzes all around the country.

On these 2 scheduled days, volunteers in addition to scientists and students will go around 17 sites in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia pursuing to explore and document what different sorts of living things they shall encounter there.

There could be searched for insects at Catoctin Mountain in Maryland and reptiles in Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Furthermore activities will include a bat count at Constitution Gardens on the National Mall.

For those would like to take part in the many free events, an online registration must take place before May 19.

Noting that he two-day blitz, co-hosted by the National Geographic Society, includes a free Biodiversity Festival on the Mall with hands-on science exhibits, art, food and entertainment. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.