Bog to Ridge BioBlitz VIII
Tentative Date: Saturday July 18th, 2020
The concept of a bioblitz started a couple decades ago…and for a noble but bittersweet reason; teams of biologists (ornithologists, mammalogists, botanists, lichenologists and so on) were sent to tracts of rainforest jungle that were on the verge of destruction; their mission was to record every living species and every bit of natural history they could before it was lost to humanity forever. The concept evolved in North America to become an educational event where the public can go in the field with a specialist in any one of many disciplines and record what they find and learn about it at the same time.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog has made this an annual summer event. In 2018 we hosted over 40 folks who went in the field to learn about birds, orchids, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, moths, wildflowers, fishes and bog ecology. Over 400 species were recorded on that single day in July!
6-9am—Birds field trip (Please show up by 5:45am). You will be back to the Welcome Center in time to attend another 9-2pm field trip.
9am—Please arrive by 9am to attend the intro talk and pick your field trip.
9:15 am—Field trips depart (Please bring your own water/drinks, lunch, sunscreen/bugdope, boots, field equipment (if you want).
2:00 pm—Field trips return to Welcome Center for wrap-up and sharing.
2-2:50 pm—Wrap-up presentations by leaders, and sharing of our finds (All leaders will return with some critters/plants to share with the group (Show-and-tell for adults!).
2:50 pm—Drawing for Door Prizes! MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Stay tuned for list of prizes.
LEADERS & TRIPS for 2019 (You can register for the trip you would like to attend when arriving at the BioBlitz)
BIRDS with Dave Grosshuesch and Jim Lind
SPIDERS with Chad Heins
FLORA/WILDFLOWERS with Kelly Beaster
INSECTS with Sparky Stensaas, Tim Craig, Nathan Grosse (Extra nets/hand lens available)
DRAGONFLIES/DAMSELFLIES with Clinton Nienhaus (Extra nets/hand lens available)
BUTTERFLIES & LADYBUGS with Jerry McCormick
FUNGI with Gene Kremer
MOTHS with Kristina Dexter and Clinton Nienhaus (contact Clinton firstname.lastname@example.org if interested )