It’s that time of the year again! Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and land is alive with spring blossoms, which means it’s BioBlitz Season! What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is an event that is focused on gathering as much biological data in a specific area in a short amount of time. BYLT’s Community BioBlitz Day is just that- all ages and abilities are invited out to Rice’s Crossing North Preserve on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am-1:00pm for a day of scientific exploration!
While participating in the Community BioBlitz, community members will develop scientific skills such as observing, recording data and identifying different plants, animal and fungi species to capture a biological snapshot of the land. Observations can be made by journaling in a field notebook, which will be provided, or by taking photographs with a smartphone or digital camera of all the organisms found on the preserve; this visual data will be uploaded to the iNaturalist database. These observations will help maintain a permanent record to help BYLT land managers track the health of the ecosystem over time. Additionally, experts will be available to assist with species identification- come learn more about plants, fungi, animals, butterflies, bees and birds in the expert interpretation area!
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