BioBlitz at OP Arboretum

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BioBlitz registration underway

Naturalists young and old can click here to sign up now for the 2013 BioBlitz, to be held at the Arboretum on June 15.

Scientists, teachers, students and the public will take a one-day inventory of living organisms and study the biodiversity and abundance we enjoy at the Arboretum. Spend a day with experts identifying birds, bats, butterflies and moths, spiders, reptiles and amphibians, mushrooms, insects, flowers, trees, dragonflies and damselflies, and life on the prairie.

Registration is limited to the first 125 adults and youngsters 14 and older. Non-member registration is $28 per person, $18 for students with I.D., or $25/$15 for FOTA members. Make your choice of specific classes when you register. Pre-register at the same time for lunch ($8.50) or bring your own.

As an example of the diversity that was recorded at last fall’s BioBlitz, bird expert Mike Stoakes submitted the following list of birds his groups saw and/or heard on that day: Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern), Carolina Wren, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, and American Goldfinch.

If you have questions, contact BioBlitz Chair Dan Johnson at Brochures with complete information are available in the Visitors Center, or click here for a PDF you can download.


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