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Glover’s Ledge BioBlitz Round 2!
September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm EDTfree
Once again….Calling all bird nerds, tree geeks, insect gurus, and moss bosses! Are you skilled at identifying certain plants or animals? Do you have an interest in nature photography? Come participate in the second Glover’s Ledge BioBlitz! (A BioBlitz is when you identify as many species — plants, birds, animals, etc. — as you can in one place in a 24-hour period.)
Antioch University New England’s Glover’s Ledge property covers 76 acres of New Hampshire forest. At the first BioBlitz, we were able to identify 297 species on the property. This time, we hope to triple the number of participants and beat our species total from last time!
5:30 am-7:30 am Bird surveys
8:00-9:00 am Moss & Fern surveys
9:30-10:30 am Trees & Shrubs surveys
11:00 am-12:00 pm Other Herbaceous Plants surveys; Under Logs surveys (Arthropods, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mollusks, etc.)
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch: Everyone can gather for lunch at the pavilion to share stories and update the species list for the day.
12:45-1:30 pm Soil Microbes surveys
1:30-2:30 pm Flying Insects surveys; Fungi & Lichen surveys
3:00-4:00 pm Mammal Scat surveys
4:30-5:30 pm Aquatic Macros, Reptiles & Amphibians surveys
5:30-8:30 pm free time
8:30-9:30 pm – Moth surveys; nocturnal animal surveys
Note: Arriving at one of the event times is recommended, but participants can arrive and depart at any time they wish. A lunch and light snacks will be provided for those who RSVP. Please bring your own water and bug spray. Data will be uploaded to iNaturalist; all participants are encouraged to download the app or create an account on the computer if they desire!