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Winnakee Land Trust: Invasive Plant BioBlitz

Submitted by John Mickelson on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:12
Description: 

On Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20, 2017, the Winnakee Land Trust will host an Invasive Species Bioblitz at our Nature Preserve in Hyde Park, NY. Naturalists, citizen-scientists, school kids and those interested in knowing more about our local flora, fauna and biodiversity are encouraged to participate.

Details:

  • Each day will begin with an early morning bird walk led by experts from the Waterman Bird Club.

  • Teams of some of our best regional naturalists will lead morning and afternon surveys to help us locate and identify a suite of some 15 common invasive plant species and other features within the Preserve.

  • Data and photo capture will be done with the (free) smartphone app: iNaturalist.

  • This family-friendly day will include visits from local wildlife educators, who will bring live examples of our winged, rooted, slithering, web-footed and hard-shelled neighbors along to visit.

  • Attendees are asked to bring a lunch; snacks and beverages will be provided.

  • Prizes will be awarded for best photos (Child\Adult) and children under 12 will be awarded prizes for participating.

  • Participation in this smoke-free event is free. Because of the live wildlife, please leave pets at home.

Additional details will be emailed following registration: http://www.winnakee.org/bioblitz-2017/

We encourage participants to install and explore the free iNaturalist app on your smartphone or tablet, in advance of the event. Please visit: http://www.inaturalist.org/

Location: 
4204 Albany Post Road (Rt 9) Hyde Park NY (Winnnakee Nature Preserve)
Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day)