BioBlitz To Take Place In Fontenelle Forest

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Fontenelle Forest is excited to announce its second annual BioBlitz on Saturday, June 8 from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. Participants will photograph, identify, and record as many plants and animals
as possible in Fontenelle Forest during this 18 hour event.

According to Rick Schmid, Director of Education at Fontenelle Forest, the BioBlitz is important because, “It helps us better understand, appreciate and document all the living things on our
property. Over time, the results will give us a view as to what species we have on our property, which are thriving and which are declining.”

Information gathered from this event will be used to maintain year-to-year records to help determine whether the health of our land is improving or declining, to track new species, and to help us identify species that are disappearing.

New species found will be added to, Fontenelle Forest’s online portal to all plants and animals photographed
within Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods.

People of all ages and knowledge levels are welcome to help for all or part of the day. This event is free for Fontenelle Forest members or with general admission.

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