Annual Bio Blitz and Citizen Science Day


When:
May 16, 2020 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020-05-16T07:00:00-04:00
2020-05-16T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Rd. Union
Ky 41091

Sorry, this event has been canceled due to the COVID19 restrictions.

 

Friends of Big Bone members regularly volunteer to assist and help make the annual Bio Blitz survey successful.  Below is a description of the event as documented in the state park’s website:

A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers work together to conduct an in depth field study in a short time period.The goal is to take a photograph and provide an identification of each species so that the location has a living library.

This year we are teaming up with the Kentucky Division of Forestry during the bioblitz! Naturalist guides will be leading groups of park guests on multiple excursions throughout the day to identify species of a targeted category or looking for populations of surviving Ash trees. On an excursion, park guests might have the opportunity to identify a rare species, work with an expert naturalist, and meet local outdoor enthusiasts.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating the biodiversity of Northern Kentucky. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in volunteering as a guide or attending an excursion, please email claire.kolkmeyer@ky.gov. The time, duration, location, and targeted species of excursions will vary. Excursion space is limited. This event is subject to cancellation due to hazardous weather conditions.

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