Blair Woods Bioblitz: An Official Roots & Wings Pop-Up Event


This event is an Official Roots & Wings Festival Pop-Up Event. Roots & Wings Festival is a two-week long citywide combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day, presented by the City of Austin. More information can be found at:

Join us for a day of exploring the biodiversity of Blair Woods, our 10-acre preserve in East Austin! From birds to fungi, this property is teeming with life that we would like to learn more about, and we want to share this special place with everybody.

We will have one-hour walks led by knowledgeable folks with a focus on specific groups of organisms. Beginners are welcome to join us on these walks to learn about the wildlife present at Blair Woods. This event is free but registration is required for all walks to ensure that we have a reasonable group size for social distancing. All participants are expected to follow our COVID-19 guidelines, including required masking regardless of vaccination status if we are in Stage 4 or greater.

8 AM: Bird Walk
9 AM: Bird Walk
10 AM: Plant Walk
11 AM: Mycology (mushrooms, fungi) Walk
12 PM: Family Walk (Families with young kids welcome!)
1 PM: Insect Walk
2 PM: Plant Walk

Registration opens October 15 at 12 PM. Registrants are welcome to sign up for more than one walk. We request that families with young kids join us for our family walk at noon.

There is a porta-potty available on site, and hand sanitizer, snacks, and water will be provided. Close-toed shoes and bug spray are recommended. Trails are mulched and uneven in some places. Parking details coming soon.

Please contact Caley Zuzula at with questions.

Unable to join us for this event? Explore Blair Woods on your own! The property is open to the public free of charge daily 10 AM – 4 PM.