Beaver Brook BioBlitz
The Land Alliance, working with a stalwart crew of experts in a variety of taxa, will be hosting a Beaver Brook BioBlitz on Saturday, June 3 (with a rain date of June 4)
A BioBlitz is an inventory of species living in a given area at a given time: a snapshot of life on a particular day. It usually includes multiple taxa, or groups of species, such as plants, birds, mammals, insects and “herps” (amphibians and reptiles). It may take place on a single property or cover natural areas throughout a watershed. It might span half a day or a 48-hour period.
The inventories will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at five Upper Brookville and Mill Neck properties throughout the Beaver Brook watershed: Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve, Planting Fields Arboretum, Upper Francis Pond, the Smithers Connector parcel and Shu Swamp. Naturalists will be leading the investigations and will need assistance from citizen scientist volunteers with recording data, be it for a couple of hours or the whole day. This will be a great opportunity for dedicated individuals to learn to identify a diversity of species, try their hands with data collection tools and explore the beauty of the Beaver Brook watershed’s undeveloped lands and waters that make this corridor highly significant for wildlife.
From noon to 2:00 p.m., we will all gather at Planting Fields Arboretum to join the naturalists in a walk to explore the Arboretum’s biodiversity, pick up some species identification skills and learn about the vital Beaver Brook corridor. While advance registration is required for citizen scientist volunteers assisting with surveys, the early afternoon gathering at Planting Fields will be open-house style.
Here’s how you can get involved!
- Volunteer for a couple of hours or for the whole day as a citizen scientist! Assist experts with identifying and documenting species found. Advance registration required.
- Join our celebration at Planting Fields Arboretum from noon to 2:00 p.m. Accompany naturalists in a walk to explore the Arboretum’s biodiversity and pick up some species identification skills while learning about the vital Beaver Brook corridor.
Registration required! For more information, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or email email@example.com.