You're wanted for the greatest gathering of naturalists and biologists ever
assembled in Vermont. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) will
host a BioBlitz next June 25-26 along the Ottauquechee River in Hartford
and Hartland. As you probably know, a BioBlitz is a 24-hour survey of every
living thing at a park, preserve or some other notable property. The
Vermont BioBlitz will be part science, part education, and part
celebration. All five kingdoms are in play -- from bobcats to bacteria.
Here's the web site: www.vinsweb.org/BioBlitz.
[ ] Please save the BioBlitz date. The 24-hour survey period runs from
3 p.m. on Friday, June 25, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. Come for all of
it or part of it. You can register to join the BioBlitz at:
[ ] Spread the word. Please forward this email to colleagues in the
biological sciences and post it to your favorite bio-listserv. We expect to
draw scientists from across the Northeast and Quebec.
The 2004 BioBlitz site will be the new VINS preserve along the Ottauquechee
River in Hartford (43.64318N x 72.41089W) as well as the adjoining Quechee
State Park and land owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers extending into
Hartland. These properties comprise a mixture of natural communities,
including forested areas, openings, wetlands, ponds and rivers (even the
famed Quechee Gorge).
BioBlitz sponsors (so far) include the Vermont Chapter of The Nature
Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation's Northeastern Field Office,
the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
So please join friends and colleagues for what we expect to become an
annual tradition in biodiversity (at a different site each year). We'll
offer more details about the BioBlitz in coming months.
(If you'd prefer to avoid another email about the BioBlitz, please reply
accordingly and I'll remove you from the list.)
Vermont BioBlitz Coordinator
Vermont Bird Tours
113 Bartlett Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (802) 454-4640
Enjoy Life. Watch Birds!