Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory - Bioblitz 2017





What is a BioBlitz? 

Community volunteers of all ages (-it’s family friendly-) join scientists and experts to record all the living species in an area

When and where? 

MILLER FAMILY NATURE RESERVE (noon till noon June 10-11)

Located at Hilltop Road east of Brewers Road, Prince Edward County
Come for part of the day or the whole weekend
Registration - $5 (children accompanied by adults – free)

Registration begins at 11 AM Saturday and continues throughout the event

Saturday June 10

Registration begins at 11 AM at the East Gate of the property (there will be signs to help you locate it)

Noon:  BioBlitz begins

Introduction to the site by Dick Bird of the Hastings-Prince Edward Land Trust 

12:00 - 2:00 PM  Cheryl Chapman will have displays of bird and other animal skulls for identification

12:30 - 4:00  Build a bluebird nesting box to take home

12:30 - David Bree - Looking for Dragonflies and Butterflies and whatever else we can find

2:00  - Natural history walk - What plants and animals can we discover?

3:30  - Natural history exploration - pond life

5:30 - 7:00  Chili dinner and wiener roast at Base Camp

7:00 - Evening Bird Identification Walk with Peter Fuller

8:45 - Listening for Whip-poor-wills (and maybe a Chuck-wills-widow?)

9:30 - Moth Study begins

11:00 - Base Camp closes until the morning

Sunday June 11, 2017

6:00 AM - Early morning Bird Walk at the Marsh

9:00 - Terry Sprague's Bird Idenfication Walk

9:00 - Searching for interesting plants - Dale Kristenson

10:00 - Frogs, Salamanders, Snakes and Turtles  - Matt Ellerbeck

11:00 - Searching for Butterflies and Dragonflies - Paul Catling & Brenda Kostiuk

12:00 - BioBlitz ends; Summation of Results and BBQ Lunch - Base Camp




Please use this form if you would like to preregister for the 2017 BioBlitz, June 10-11 at the Miller Family Nature Preserve (Prince Edward County) hosted by Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust and Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.

You will be asked to sign a waiver form when you sign in at the event.

Children under 18 need to be registered by a Parent/Guardian.    

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